This morning [25th] we had breakfast and meet at tour guide Kevin, we then left for the underground. We took the train and first looked at the fire of London Monument, [@themonumentinfo ] it was stunningly tall.
This Monument was inside the City of London, which we found out was a particular mile by mile part of London. This part of London was created by the Romans in the first Century CE and was defined by the wall which was erected around the city, we got to see part of the wall which was remaining. There’s so much history here it’s amazing, the thought that we saw and touched a two plus thousand-year-old structure is awe inspiring.
We then moved onto the Tower of London, on the way we saw the naval memorial and a Great War memorial. They both had written on the names of the fallen and we didn’t really stop to look at them as we were on the move, but it took me by surprise the number of names on the naval one in particular. At the Tower of London our tour guide told us much of the history of the place which was fascinating.
(I have continued this 3 days later)
While we were at the Tower of London Kevin showed us a video about the ceramic poppies installed in moat of the Towers in 2014.
Making the Poppies
The entire moat of the Towers was filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each casualty for British forces in the Great War. It was moving to see the video show the moat filled but even more as we continued to walk around, and I looked at the moat and imaged it filed with poppies. It’s crazy the amount of lives lost in the war.
The Ceramic Poppies in the Tower of London
After the tower of London, we got on a river taxi to Trafalgar Square.
We stopped and saw Trafalgar Square, a monument to Nelson, it was again a remind of the mountains of history in the city.
This one was a bit odd as I couldn’t finish it quickly enough to have it done on the night after, so it has ended a bit abruptly and perhaps not well as if a had been able to get it done on the first night.