Our journey as a pair of Texans learning British way of life.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tower of London

The Tower of London has to be one of my favorite places to visit while in London. I can and do revisit every time I've been here, and I imagine I'll go a couple more times in the 3 months we are here.

Here's a few of my favorite pictures on the recent trip with our friends Emie and Corey who were able to come over for a visit!

View before entering...

Traitors Gate

The Infamous Ravens
The White Tower, the main and original building of the Tower of London, used to be white-washed, hence the name.

The famous Yeoman
Inside the White Tower is the Royal Armouries

King Henry VIII armour
Medieval Toilet

The Memorial at the execution site it reads:
Gentle visitor pause awhile - where you stand death cut away the light of many days - here jewelled names were broken from the vivid thread of life - may they rest in peace while we walk the generations around their strife and courage - under these restless skies

Etchings within Beauchamp Tower all carved mainly between 1532 and 1672
And a lovely view of the Tower Bridge from within the walls.

Gaurd of the Crown Jewels

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