Before the Christmas break started Kevin and I made a list of places we'd like to visit during our time off and one of those was the Tower of London. As luck would have it we chose a beautiful day for our visit today, some thirty odd years after we last visited, and the Tower was bathed in glorious sunshine when we arrived. We started off in King Edward II's private quarters then worked our way around the walls before heading in to see the Crown Jewels and the White Tower. In most of the buildings the light levels were very low so photography was a bit of a challenge (not to mention the enormous, jostling crowds of tourists) but I managed to capture a few architectural shots I was pleased with. However, the highlight for me was getting up close to the ravens. Legend tells that if the ravens were to leave both the Tower and the monarchy would collapse so at least six have been kept there since the time of Charles II. Merlin, one of the current female ravens, is a particular show off and she quite shamelessly posed for my camera on the Tower Green, showing off her glossy black plumage to good advantage.
Off to the Tower
by Helen Hooker December. 28, 2013 9428 views