Friday, 13 June 2014

Tower of London

13th June 2014

TOWER OF LONDON

On the third day we visited Tower of London. The weather was perfect and sunny. Before viting Tower of London we were eating typical English dish : Chips and Fish - the portion was huge but very tasty.



Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London. It lies within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, separated from the eastern edge of the square mile of the City of London by the open space known as Tower Hill. It was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England. The White Tower, which gives the entire castle its name, was built by William the Conquerorin 1078, and was a resented symbol of oppression, inflicted upon London by the new ruling elite. The castle was used as a prison from 1100 (Ranulf Flambard) until 1952 (Kray twins),although that was not its primary purpose. A grand palace early in its history, it served as a royal residence. As a whole, the Tower is a complex of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls and a moat. There were several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard the Lionheart,Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. 

The Tower of London

The restaurant where I bought my British food.


 The Yeomen Warders of Her Majesty’s Royal 
Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, and Members of the Sovereign's Body Guard of the Yeoman Guard Extraordinary, popularly known as the Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London






Visitors from over the world who want to see the Tower of London

 The huge cages for ravens which live in front of Tower of London.




According to British legend if the ravens left the Tower the Kingdom would disappear. So the take care of them carefully.

We are sunbathing. In the background you can see the wall which dates back Roman times.


The raven  which is walking proudly

It was an amazing journey in the past.

7 comments:

  1. We saw it during our last visit, in 2008. The ravens are good. I didn't know it was so recently used as a prison, let alone that the Kray twins were locked up in there.

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    1. So now your knowledge is wider. Congrats.

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  2. Mmmm, fish and chips! Nice shots of the colorful Beefeaters.

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    1. They tasted delicious in British air.

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  3. Fish n chips, they are eaten down here too.
    Can't image sunbaking with winter clothes on...photos are lovely.

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    1. It was cold and sunny.

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    2. I sometimes like fish and chips. And what about you?

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