|Beefcake. Beefcake! BEEF CAKE!|
|Figure on the ramparts. I guess he’s doing it all wrong but takes a good photo.|
|I was wondering how these guys get much guarding done if they can’t move their head?|
|Beefcake told us of the legend, if there’re less than 6 ravens at the Tower, the Kingdom will fall. So they keep 8, just in case. And there’s 6 guys looking after them.|
|Folks went ape over the crown jewels.|
|This dude keeps photobombing my photos, it’s getting annoying|
I thought this was a neat idea. In the past they actually made stuff out of weapons to scare folks and that (Game of Thrones styles – weapons of your vanquished enemies!). So they’ve done this modern version, which is built out of stuff used in all the different uses of the Tower over the years. So it’s built of telescopes and weapons and handcuffs and shit. I guess you get a bit of a fright when you walk around the corner, not sure if it inspires awe.
|Straight to the pool room|
Couple of bits have been done in Edward I and II styles, Medieval. Different way of doing things fo sho.
|Medieval on your ass|
And finally, what you bought the internet to see – the crown jewels.
|Not queueing that long to see someone elses jewels, I got some right here|
The Tower of London is definitely full of history, not all of it that lovely is it! No wonder Shakespeare did so many plays on royalty, it’s like days of your lives up in there. Did anyone ever get away with murdering kids in days of your lives?
It’s kindof mindblowing to see all this stuff that’s like, 1200AD. But then you get desensitised to it, cause it’s everywhere. Might invest in some narrative-based non-fiction stuff on the monarchy, maybe.
I’ve locked and loaded a couple of day trips in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. I do need to devote a little more time to leaving this flat though, and finding a job, so this glut of tourism might be dwindling – I’m saving museums until the school summer holidays are over!