Monday, March 28, 2016

New Year's Eve in London!

Ron and I started our day by heading to the Tower of London!  

 One of our first stops was to see the Crown Jewels.  It's always extremely crowded...but not today!  It was basically empty.

You can join a tour with a Warden...
but we didn't!

There are living quarters for the people who work there...and their families.
The White Tower

 In the White Tower are lots of armor...and the horses of particular kings.

We walked along the top of the wall that surrounds the Tower.
You can see the Tower Bridge...
it's right outside the Tower of London...
Many people think this is 'London Bridge'...but it's not!

 Here, you can see the Tower Bridge in the background.
 Ravens!  Legend says that if the last Raven leaves, 

Later in the day, the crowd had increased.  Here was the line going into the Crown Jewels!

For the Christmas holidays, an ice skating rink was made!
New Year's Eve at the Tower of London!
I'm so glad Ron got to see it all.

We headed back to Joshua's...there were fireworks scheduled that night, amazing fireworks. However, with all that was going on in the world and in Europe, in particular, we didn't go watch them.  Back at the flat, we headed out to another pub...then back to the flat and watched the fireworks on TV..

It was a great day!

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