The Tower

22 Sep

They don’t allow you to take pictures of the crown jewels, but trust me on this…Oh. My. Word.

They were pretty breathtaking.  You could feed an entire country on the Star of Africa alone.  It’s a 530 carat diamond.  You should look it up.

We toured the Tower of London today and I took A LOT of pictures, partly because we will be covering most of this in history throughout the year and I want Noah to see the real thing.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Where the crown jewels are kept

The history in this place is so rich that it’s hard to absorb everything, and time is limited because there is so much to see and do in such a short period.

After walking the Tower all morning and learning how to ride the Tube (which is different from the train FYI), we decided to do some shopping.  We sort of took a detour (because we were so hungry we couldn’t think straight) and ended up in Soho which was really cool and fun.  Afterwards we walked through Piccadilly and towards St. James Park so we could see Buckingham Palace.  That’s a lot of walking, friends.

St. James Park

At the gate

Buckingham Palace

Tomorrow we head to Bath.  I can’t wait!

See you, then.  🙂

On a another note, I’m blogging over at Hope for Women today if you want to stop by.

Love from across the pond,

Becca

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3 Responses to “The Tower”

  1. Stephanie September 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    Just to let you know (you may recall), I check your pages (all of them) often each day, waiting for these updates. So, yay! (Again.)

    🙂

  2. Amy September 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    I remember walking Piccadilly and the Tower and going on the tube and Buckingham Palace. Big Ben was awesome too, and Westminster Abbey. That’s so awesome you’re there…I loved it when we went for a weekend while I was studying in Ireland. So much history for a lover of a history I was in HEAVEN!

  3. Sami September 22, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    You look cute in Coffee Gal’s hat 🙂 Now the next hat picture should be Joey’s.

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