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Discussion Forums => Off-Topic => Topic started by: gragravar on March 22, 2010, 10:25:59 AM

Title: Tower of London
Post by: gragravar on March 22, 2010, 10:25:59 AM
I miss the Colorado, but am making the most of all these trips overseas.  Yesterday I visited the Tower of London.

It was one tour in London I had not yet been on.   It was an impressive place to visit.  The white tower is under construction, but despite that, the entire place was amazing.  If you go definitely take the time to take the tour with the yeoman warders.  the guy did an awesome job.

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Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 22, 2010, 12:16:34 PM
very cool!
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: English on March 22, 2010, 02:28:30 PM
nice, history is fun isn't it...its been to long since i have been back.
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: kraut-sled on March 24, 2010, 12:05:28 PM
The Empire cheats!  They clip the wings of the Ravens so they do not fly away, which it is said, would lead to the fall of the Empire.

I really enjoyed my tour there in 95.  Would love to go back.

Maybe we should have a GTG abroad sometime ;D
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 24, 2010, 12:38:29 PM
Maybe we should all order some cars for European delivery.
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: English on March 24, 2010, 01:02:47 PM
......they also put them in cages......damn untrusting foreigners!....wait a minute.....
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: jayryan on March 24, 2010, 01:18:12 PM
That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: gragravar on March 24, 2010, 02:38:27 PM
nice, history is fun isn't it...its been to long since i have been back.

How long has it been for you.  this is my 4th trip so far this year, and I have 3 more planned to follow.   ::)

The Empire cheats!  They clip the wings of the Ravens so they do not fly away, which it is said, would lead to the fall of the Empire.

I really enjoyed my tour there in 95.  Would love to go back.

Maybe we should have a GTG abroad sometime ;D

The worst part of that is the construction on the white tower.  the birds with the clipped wings can still hop, they just cant fly.  so apparently last week one hopped over to the scaffolding, then hopped its way to the top.  when it got to the top it failed to remember that it couldnt fly - and jumped to its demise.   :(

I am happy to do a GTG over here.  Actually ran into a quattro world guy in a restaurant here last weekend (no wasnt a planned meet, and no, I didnt realize it was him at the time but did a few days later - boy its a small world)


Maybe we should all order some cars for European delivery.

I'd be happy to drive them around for a week or two then to load them at a shipping company.   ;)
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: English on March 24, 2010, 03:33:59 PM
Andrew, That's quite an achievement, England 7 times in one year......thats over 130 hours in a plane (feel sick thinking about it!)
I've been back twice in 10 years...once for a wedding, once for a funeral. I may be going back this summer though...for a Birth, so i guess thats the hat-trick?  ;D
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: gragravar on March 24, 2010, 03:50:52 PM
Andrew, That's quite an achievement, England 7 times in one year......thats over 130 hours in a plane (feel sick thinking about it!)


the sad part is it will be 7 times in about 5 months (not in a year).  and, dont remind me about the hours on a plane.  I have 14 hours of travel coming up on Friday to get home.
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: English on March 24, 2010, 07:29:55 PM
wow...well have a safe flight....when you get a weekend that your back over here and i'm in denver...we'll have to get a beer!
Title: Re: Tower of London
Post by: Spicoli on March 25, 2010, 07:30:31 AM
Nice.  That is one thing I have always wanted to tour and have not.