Now and Then ~ March 26, 2014

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?


2 thoughts on “Now and Then ~ March 26, 2014”

  1. Glad you got to walk the bloody tower ….
    I remember being so impressed by the jewels ,,,
    You are really covering all the bases. What fun to have tea at Harrod’s. When exactly do you meet with the Queen?


  2. LInda: When do you reach the Northern part of England? We are still in Pickering, between York and Scarborough, and would lve to see you if it works out for you I’ve left an email address, can send you a phone number as well.
    This trip sounds great, hope we get to hear about it in person.



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