Made a day of exploring the Tower of London. The Crown Jewels were phenomenally spectacular. Nature’s beauty crafted by man turned the Cullinan Diamond weighing over 3,000 carats into the First Star of Africa set on top of the Sovereign’s Sceptre (estimated to be worth $400 million) and the Second Star of Africa set in the Imperial State Crown.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother 1937 coronation crown featured the legendary Koh-i-Nur (‘Mountain of Light’) 106 carats diamond. Would not Lord of the Rings’ Gollum be uttering, “my precious” had he been where I stood?
The photo shows the Shard, an 87-story skyscraper, in the background and the Tower of London in the foreground. Will our generation’s architecture genus hold up to the test of time as well as the 930 years old Tower of London has?