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The Tower of London

Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London, is actually more a castle than a tower. It is among all famous for being the home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.

The castle is made of several buildings set within two concentric rings of defensive walls, and a moat, which is now dry. Currently stored in the Waterloo Barracks, the Crown Jewels are one of the main attractions. No picture was allowed and the Yeomen Warders, the ceremonial guardians, make sure that everybody respect the rule — I only took a picture of the door. Pretty impressive jewels and diamonds, trust me!

There are quite a few other exhibitions highlighting the history of the Tower as a prison, as an armory, a treasury and the national mint.

You can follow our trip to the U.K here on Flickr: United Kingdom.

Medieval Age
Window on the Castle
Waiting to Get In
Yeoman at the Door
Defending the Castle
English Guard
Detail of a Lamp post
Red Coat and Buttons
Detail of an Armor
Guarding the Crown Jewels
Old and New
Door of the Crown Jewels
Little English Soldiers

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