Archive for the tag 'Tower of London'

The art installation entitled ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ is currently being planted in the moat around The Tower of London, the last poppy will be planted on the 11th November.

marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 5th 2014

There was a bit of a kerfuffle as we entered the breakfast room. The man in front of us was insisting his room was booked off on the breakfast sheet. When we were seated a man came and sat next to us and when asked his room number he used the same room number as [...]

21 Comments CherryPie on Aug 21st 2014

I thought the pictures I took of the Coldstream Guards at the Tower of London were perfect for this week’s PhotoHunt theme. The first picture shows Tower Green and the other two were taken outside Waterloo Barracks where the crown jewels are housed. The Armchair General tells me the cannons are French six-pounders [...]

46 Comments CherryPie on Nov 6th 2009

The Tower of London wall walk provides some great views of Tower Bridge and from this viewpoint the scaffolding and envirowraps are hidden. The bridge is currently undergoing a three year restoration programme of painting works and stone cleaning. This only takes place once per quarter of a century.
I have never been in [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 4th 2009

No day out is complete without some kind of hitch and Saturday was no different. I have got used to scaffolding obscuring my view so that didn’t worry me too much, in fact it becomes a bit of a challenge to get some decent photographs.
To have more time for exploring I decided it was [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Nov 3rd 2009

On Saturday I went on a day trip to London where I spent most of the day in the Tower of London. The picture I showed in my previous post showed the curtain walls that surround the  more usual view of the White Tower. If you look closely at the previous picture you [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Nov 2nd 2009

I had a great day out yesterday but where did I go?

13 Comments CherryPie on Nov 1st 2009

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