It is a very different way of life having to get up at 6 am every morning and not getting home until about 12 hours later. I am also outside in the early morning, before the sun comes up. The light is so different.
I walk past this every morning - the Royal Castle in Oslo. It is not the biggest in the world and not the oldest, but it suits a fairly new monarchy (this last bout of monarchy only started in 1905). And contrary to many other castles in the world, there are no fences and gates around this on.