|Steve and Duncan on the wall walk at the Tower of London|
The house has been a bit quiet this week. We had my mom, aunt wyona and aunt moiya here for a whirlwind visit, but then they headed off for the Canary Islands (with Alex in tow!). So... Sunday being a cold and clear day, and there being no need to rush Alex off to a rugby game, it seemed the perfect time to bundle Duncan off to see the Tower of London [the London Walks people do a tour of the Tower of London every Sunday at 2pm] It is always a trade off: it is chilly to do a tour in the winter, but there are also no crowds, so it is much more pleasant to be there. Duncan and I were bundled up warmly, so i think it was only Steve who was slapping his hands together for warmth!
I already forced Duncan to give me his top 5 things from the trip out. That left me thinking about my own list.
|the former London Port Authority building|
|more colour contrasts...|
|Tower Bridge beind the Tower of London|
|The Guards Marching by in step|
We stayed at the tower til the end of the day, and had a bite to eat at the pub on the corner. When we came out, evening was well upon us. The contrast of stone and sky by night is another piece of beauty! Still... as we were heading home, and as I was grilling Duncan on things he remembered from the tour, he remarked that it was surprising that a castle can still be boring (presumably, this means having to tour a castle with your parents!). hahaha
|The Tower by night....|