Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Tower of London

11th June 2015

Tower of London is a place which I had visited many times before but I love this place very much. It is very popular with tourists and so crowded.
Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle located 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 Conqueror in 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),[3] 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 LionheartHenry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. The general layout established by the late 13th century remains despite later activity on the site.

















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The of the stone wall which come from Roman times


15 comments:

  1. definitely pretty architecture.

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  2. Very interesting post and wonderful photos, Gosia. xoxo

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  3. Thanks for telling your story with pictures today, Gosia!

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  4. A lovely sunny day and very busy. What's the story of the cannon with snaky things on it?

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    1. Cynthia, the story of cannon will be soon

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  5. Wonderful photos! The one thing that sticks out in my memory are the ravens that must always be kept at the tower. Did you see them?

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  6. Great pictorial tour. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. It is interesting that the old walls still stand. I wonder if the walls we build today will hold up as well.

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  8. What a fascinating place, I learned so much by what you've written and described. I would surely love to visit here, thank you for sharing!

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  9. I loved the monkey sculptures. You should do a close up and post for a Wordless Wednesday. Do you know the history behind them?

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