A moment in time.
The passing of a queen, the only monarch many have ever known.
The United Kingdom mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with reverence, sadness and of course, British pageantry.
Marcus Yam is on the ground in London to bring a visual perspective as England says goodbye to the queen.
The hearse arrives covered in flowers thrown by onlookers. A woman holds back her tears.
The gloomy sky reflected on its large windows. Procession turns right onto the Long Walk towards Windsor
The Queen has arrived home.
The last sunset before QueenElizabeth II's funeral.
Evening glow brings warmth.
Thousands gather at Green Park to offer their final tributes. To pay their respects.
A maze of memorials. A trove of personal notes. A floral farewell.
Inside Westminster Hall
Enter the chamber. A solemn farewell.
After hours waiting in line, they pay their respect to Queen Elizabeth II as her coffin lies-in-state inside Westminster Hall.
A nod, a salute, a bow or praying hands. The slow walk out.
A glance backwards. Then into the cold dark night.
Security is tight around Westminster Hall.
There are some who are not waiting in line to pay respects to #QueenElizabethII lying-in-state.
A couple with their arms locked together stroll away from the crowds outside Westminster Hall.
Their smiles bring warmth, even as the sun shines and the cold breeze blows behind them.
Along the River Thames
David Cookson checks on his sleeping daughter Clementine while in queue along the Thames River.
He shushes calmly for her to go back to sleep.
Others pace, drink coffee, eat pizza, joke around, for at least 5 hours to view Queen Elizabeth II lying-in-state at Westminster Hall.
Many parents speak of the importance of involving their children in this British history.
Many note the importance of the longest reigning Queen.
"She was a great queen, she was important as a woman. As a feminist it’s good for the boys to see that as young men.”
They mourn, memorialize and respect.
Few express indifference about monarchs. But the legacy is history.
Rain pours but does not deter.
Hair pushed aside, faces glimmer wet. Someone yelled, "Long love the queen!"
Camera flash sparkles the scene. Proper applause
A hearse bearing the late Queen Elizabeth II arrives.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.