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Old castle (1000 years) on the banks of the Thames. I have an aerial shot of this castle on The Lens Flare, so you can compare these very different perspectives!

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Guest - Feb 08, 2007 12:24 PM EDT
Mike - I'm so glad Steve showed this again. I had not seen your contribution and it is very interesting. May the ravens always fly and make their homes in England. Anne
Guest - Dec 14, 2006 04:31 PM EDT
Thanks Steve for the added history. I love to read and many novels set their scene in these history laden places. I think I learned more history that way than from our history books. *g* Do you ever do lectures with your pictures - for the schools? Thanks for showing them here. Anne
Guest - Dec 12, 2006 02:33 PM EDT
Thanks Beverly and Mike for your comments. I'm not sure Mike if, after 900 years, there's any real distinction between the Normans and us! We've got half their language for starters!
Guest - Dec 11, 2006 10:52 PM EDT
Very impressive building. And thanks for the history lesson. Nice shot.
Guest - Dec 11, 2006 07:39 PM EDT
ps it was built by the normans sorry to any one who thought we built it
Guest - Dec 11, 2006 07:13 PM EDT
such a lovely place and what a good day lovely blue skies too! a true monumont to such outstanding architecture through out time .. also anne the ravens that live there if they leave then the monarchy and england shall fall.. thanks for sharing it steve .
Guest - Dec 11, 2006 06:56 PM EDT
Thanks Anne! You're right on both counts. Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower from 1603 to 1616. He was only one of many famous "residents". It's also the case that prisoners were brought by boat and entered the castle by what's known as "traitors' gate". You can just see the tip of the arch of this gate at the very bottom of the bit of the castle nearest the river, just below three windows. Steve
Guest - Dec 11, 2006 06:05 PM EDT
What a magnificent view of this castle. Is it the one where Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned among several others? I have read that some of the prisioners were taken there in a boat. This is a beautiful picture of The Tower of London. A real treat to see it. Thank you.

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