I will be doing a post (or two!) at some point about the Tower of London, but as it’s Thursday I thought I’d share a selection of doors from inside the fortress.
The Tower, one of London’s most recognisable landmarks, is almost a thousand years old. It’s built on older Roman foundations, so there are layers upon layers of history.
And there are quite a variety of doors as well, from elegant panelled affairs to hulking great hobnailed beasts, designed to keep people out.. or in.
To be honest, even though we were there for several hours, we didn’t see everything (although we did see the Crown Jewels). So I imagine I’ll be taking a trip back to the White Tower again soon.
This has been my response to Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors Challenge. For more doors, or to add one of your own, head over to Norm’s site and click the link.
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That first little door is very unusual and those light blue doors are fabulous. They would almost convert me from red doors – almost. 😉
Yes, I liked the blue as well! A really nice colour choice. There are a few blue accents throughout the tower (lamps etc), so maybe it’s part of a theme.
Great doors. I’d like those heavy hobnailed ones on my house 🙂
Yes, me too! They’re quite amazing, and certainly built to last 🙂
I love doors but the history of the Tower of London is amazing. When you think of the people who must have been through those doors… in Henry VIII’s time, maybe a few of his queens who were held there or in fact many poor soles held there under his reign- 😬
Yes, the layer upon layer of history there is quite something – I’ll definitely be writing more posts about it (and going back for another visit). So many names from history passed through those gates, many never to come out again, including, as you say, at least two of Henry’s queens.
The over thousand years old walls of The Tower and behind the stunning modern architecture of The Shard – that’s my favorite picture! 🙂
Thank you! I love that juxtaposition too – I took another shot from a different angle and the mix of architecture is quite amazing – I’ll have to share it in another blog post 🙂
Great shots Helen. This is very much on my list if and when I travel to your part of the world 🙂
Thanks, Norm! Hope you do get over here one day – let me know if you ever do 🙂
Thank you 😊
Thanks, Traci 🙂
These are fantastic! I’ve always wanted to visit the Tower of London but I never have. I don’t know why… Anyway, look forward to your post (or two) about it. 🙂
One day, Sarah… You know, I’d never been there either, and it was so interesting! We were there for hours and didn’t see everything, so I’m sure I’ll be going back again. It’s just chock full of history, as you can imagine. 🙂
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