St. James Park

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St. James Park is a 57 acres park that sits between Horse Guards and Buckingham Palace. It features a large lake with two islands.

Originally, the space was used for grazing cattle until it was redesigned as a more formal garden. Birds were kept here to be eaten in the palace. There are still a lot of birds.

We were walking around the lake and kept seeing signs that said not to feed the pelicans. This seemed extremely odd since there weren’t any pelicans to be seen. Finally at the very end of our walk we saw this. I yelled and pointed like a small child.

pelicans

The first pelicans were gifts from the Russian ambassador. What do you get for a king who has everything? Pelicans apparently.

The gardens were beautiful. We were there in early May so the tulips were everywhere.

Also there was a Shaun the Sheep.

There were 50 of these all over London. I posed by as many as we ran across.