Tower of London
Visited 13 May 2015
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The Tower of London began with one tower, but over the years grew to have a total of 20 towers.
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Once there was a moat around the Tower
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Tickets were purchased outside the Tower.
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Six ravens are usually found here. Legend says that the Tower will crumble, as will Britain, if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London.
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Grandpa didn't see one raven.
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Tower Bridge seen from the Tower of London.
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Waterloo Barracks guard.
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Waterloo Barracks guard.
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The queue for seeing the Crown Jewels really wasn't too bad when your grandparents were in London.
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Grandpa takes a break (center of the photograph) while Grandma Bert does some exploring higher up.
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Some of Grandma Bert's photos make Grandpa Roy dizzy.
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A view of the modern from the medieval.
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A view Grandma could see from the upper levels of the Tower. This building once housed the London Port Authority. Built in 1922, it is being converted into a luxury hotel at 10 Trinity Square.
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Another view from the Tower by Grandma Bert.
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Tower Bridge photographed from the Tower of London through the Queen Elizabeth II Arch.
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Queen Elizabeth II Arch.
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Grandma Bert poses at the Tower of London. This wall certainly looks different from many of the others.
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Grandpa Roy poses with a friend outside of the the Tower's gift shops.
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Salt Tower. Built in 1240.
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St. Thomas' Tower, built
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Traitor's Gate. It was through this gate that so-called trators to the corwn were brought to be executed of imprisoned.
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The Bloody Tower from the early 1220s. This tower is where the "Little Princes" were probably murdered by their uncle. They were never seen again.
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Byward Tower, built by King Henry III between 1238 - 1272 to offer additional protection to the central keep.
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At one time the Royal Menagerie was housed at the Tower of London. These wire and concrete lions and other animals were located in various areas around the Tower.
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At a fast glance, these baboons seem real.
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These baboons appear to be fighting.
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Looking very real, but standing very still.
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Notice how there is even a chain and foot cuff holding the bear, as if it were real.