L O N D O N

WINTER '97

S I G H T S


Big Ben


St. Paul's Cathedral


Coppers


Tower Bridge


THE TOWER OF LONDON

We visited the Tower on Friday. We saw the Crown Jewels, including the world's largest cut diamond, the African Star 1. This stone was 530 carats cut from the African Star, originaly over 3000 carats! They would not let anyone photograph in this area, so you will just have to trust us on this....

We also were given a tour by our guide who told us about all of the history of the Tower. King Henry VIII really knew how to take care of a domestic problem!

More on this later as we have time to enter more words.....


First view from the
'inside'.


The WhiteTower,
the oldest building.
Built in 1080 by
William the Conqueror.

The Traitor's Gate




Nice view of the
Tower Bridge from
behind the walls.




The location of the scaffold
where Anne Boleyn,
Lady Jane Grey and others
were beheaded by
Henry VIII.


The "Queen's House"
on the right.





Where the Crown Jewels
are kept! Cynthia really
wanted a souviner!!


A 'used' head ax
and block. Made in
1747AD.


Our guide, the
Yeoman Warder.


Henry VIII


Excedrin headace
number 45!


Thumb Screws, 1650AD
(A new management tool for Larronde!)

Baker Street
You all know about 221b...


This plaque is at
221b Baker St. It is
on the wall of a bank
.


A shop across the
street from 221b.

Hyde Park
About a 10 minute walk from the flat.

The Company Flat
The flat is very nice... it is two bedrooms, one bath, kitchen,
and a large sitting room. It is near the Marble Arch in Central London.


View from the outside.

The sitting room, looking toward the front.


The sitting room, looking
back.


View from the door in the
picture to the left, looking
down the hallway towards
the bedrooms, bath, kitchen.

Next, back to Cheltenham to do some work!