Sunday, February 24, 2008

Tower Bridge at the Tower of London

The Tower of London is not as spectacular as you might expect given the prominence of the Tower's role in the history of England. It was here that many prisoners were brought before public executions which were held in front of the Tower.

The edge of the Tower building is to the left and Tower Bridge (often misnamed "London Bridge", is in the background, a short walk from this location.

London is surprisingly easy to see on foot or combined with a double decker bus tour, as many of the major attractions are clustered within a few miles of each other along the Thames River.

Tower of London, London England

Tower of London, London England
Originally uploaded by JoeDuck
The History of England has always been a popular subject in the USA as England's past is inextricably entwined with that of the USA.

A new TV series "The Tudors" will feature the amourous and political adventures of that royal family, and the upcoming film "The Other Boleyn Girl" is likely to spark renewed interest the Tower of London, where Anne Boleyn awaited her execution just below the tower pictured here, at the Tower of London along the Thames River near Tower Bridge.