The first picture is a direct view from the road.
I don't quite remember from where I took this one.
This is shot from atop the London Eye. I quite liked the birds eye view of the palace.
Related Viewing: Buckingham Palace Panoramic View or Victoria Memorial Fountain outside Buckingham Palace in London
Or Britain's Royal Emblem and Sketch or Silhouettes of the London Skyline
For more pictures of London landmarks: London Eye or Free iconic scenes from London
For London scenes from daily life: Musician in the London Metro or London streets with traffic, buses, crowds and people