We arrived early and got a nice shot of the palace and our crew standing out front before the crowds arrived.
We then took up a position on the center island at the top of the mall that contains the Queen Victoria Memorial. As you can see it gets a tad jammed by the time the action starts.
right in front of us
and into the courtyard gate.
Unfortunately, after that, you don't see much of the actual exchange unless you have made an early decision to find a spot on the palace fence proper,
It's a good thing that the crowd and the monuments are often as interesting as the show inside the fence. The bobbies are friendly but firm if you try to climb too high on the monument or the railings..