I took this photo last week inside The White Tower (the centerpiece structure inside The Tower of London).  The White Tower was built by William the Conqueror in the year 1100.  In case you don't know, The Tower of London site wasn't just a fortress, it was the home of King Henry III and King Henry VII, the site where Anne Boleyn was executed and the place where Queen Elizabeth I was imprisoned.  It's also the current home of flightless ravens and The Crown Jewels, which are spectacular.  This photo is of a set of wooden statues called "Gin and Beer" that I found while walking through The White Tower -- they are Jacobean and date back to the 17th century.  Gin and beer were apparently the most popular alcoholic beverages of the time in which the statues were carved...  Basically, I just thought they looked cool, so this is my "Pic Of The Week."

6/14/2008

This is really a great picture and I've never seen anything like it anywhere. Good idea posting this on your site.

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