Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Tower of London

On Tuesday I went with a few friends to the Tower of London. It was kind of a last minute idea, but it was something I wanted to see so I was pretty excited. We went in the afternoon, got there around 3:00pm. First of all, it really is a maze. You could get a little lost if you weren't paying attention. Of course there's the idea that we are looking, walking in and standing around something that has been there for so long. That just hits you every time you see something like that. 

So the first thing we did was go see the crown jewels. Unfortunately, they don't allow photography inside, so I can't show any pictures of them. But here's a basic, diamonds, ridiculous rare stones, 530k diamonds, more gold, silver, gold, GIANT GOLD BOWL....and shinny things. Yup, I'd say that's the best description. In the jewel house, there's a part that has display cases with two moving walkways on either side. They move very slowly, but it prevents people from standing in front of the cases for too long. This way everyone gets to see. I thought it was a smart idea. 

Then of course we had to see some armor. There was so much armor in the tower. It was interesting to see the different ways they used the suits. Along with the armor they had weapons displays and old weapons are always cool to look at. 

Oh, and there was this awesome dragon sculpture inside the top of the was just really cool. It's talons were old pistols. 

Here are some pictures!

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