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By Mark on November 23, 2009
If you ever get the chance to visit the Tower of London in England you will find an extremely amazing and historic place, with beautiful looking gardens and fantastic structures. And with the amazing Jewel, where you can see the Crown Jewels and St.John;s Chapel, as well as the canons, armour and other weapons it really is a great place to see. You may even get a chance to visit the prisons and learn about the stories of some of the prisoners.
This is a panoramio picture taken of the Chapel within the Tower of London.
This is a panoramio picture taken of another part of the chapel within the Tower of London.
You will find there is a gorgeous looking chapel, which as I said earlier is St.John’s Chapel or the Chapel of St. John the Evangelist, is located inside the Tower of London. This chapel Dates back to 1080AD, and happens to be the oldest church in London. It is extrordinary that this church has survived many centuries and is still around today. Some of the stone make-up of this church actually came from France. To think that it was built 930 years ago is amazing. To learn more about this Chapel or church please refer to the link at the bottom of this post. Also services are still held today.
This is a panoramio picture taken of a Norman toilet within the Tower of London.
Also you will find stairs that swirl around with very short sharp steps, old rooms ie dining area, kitchen, bedrooms and of course toilets. In the olden days these toilets were known as garderobes, and it basically is a rimitive toilet, which you will find within many historical castles and towers in England. They were often connected to chambers or bedrooms and people would also keep their private belonging’s in there for safe keeping. In those days the english language also had some french words with in it, so for example the meaning garder in french, means to watch, to guard in english and the meaning would be robe clothing. So you could say it was like a changing room with a toilet and wardrobe put together. But they also liked to call a gardrobe as a private room or bedroom or a privy.
This is a panoramio picture taken of King Charles I armour in the Tower of London.
This is a panoramio picture taken of a queue heading in to see the Crown Jewels at Jewel House within the Tower of London.
This is a panoramio picture taken of a canon within the grounds of the Tower of London.
- Learn about the Tower of London on Wikipedia:
- Learn about King Charles I on Wikipedia:
- Learn about the Jewel House on Wikipedia:
- Learn about the Norman Toilet on Wikipedia:
- Learn about the chapel within the Tower of London on Wikipedia:
- Find the Tower of London on Google Maps:
- Find London on Google Maps:
- The great Tower of London and London Bridge on Virtual-Tripping, London’s History, Part 1.
- The Eiffel tower, Day and Night, Paris, France, Europe.
- This is the list of London museums to visit in England, U.K.
- This is Chessington World of Adventures, theme park and Zoo, Chessington, South-west London, England, U.K.
- Snake Found in Australian Toilet