Friday, January 03, 2014

The Tower of London - ENGLAND - UNESCO #488

I met Miguel in the POSTCROSSING Forum and he recently moved to London to a new job (hope that everything is going as planned mate!) and as promised, today I got a postcard sent from there, showing the impressive Tower of London and the beautiful Tower Bridge in the back. Such a great city London, I really must return there one of this days (I hope you have a large couch in your living room Miguel... eheheh). Thank you very much for this card and I hope that 2014 brings you lots of sucess in UK. This postcard took 20 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #488 - The Tower of London and Tower Bridge - ENGLAND
 
The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. It was built on the Thames by William the Conqueror to protect London and assert his power. The Tower of London – an imposing fortress with many layers of history, which has become one of the symbols of royalty – was built around the White Tower.
 
 
 

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