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The Queen's House

Queen’s House London England


Grisly facts and info:

The Queen's House is located in London England. It can be found when you visit the Tower of London, the famous fortress known for it's grisly past. It is a brown structure with white windows built around 1530 in typical Tudor style and trimmed with wood. It survived the Great Fire of London of 1666 and is well preserved. Today the head of The Tower lives there and a guard is placed at the door.

It is said that Henry VIII built the Queen's House for his second wife, Anne Boleyn. However she was soon afterwards beheaded by him at the Tower Green. Later, in 1608, at Queen’s House Guy Fawkes was made to confess his plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament with gunpowder.


Tower Green

The Tower Green is located in front of Queen’s House and Beauchamp Tower. Because beheading in the privacy of the Tower Green was considered a privilege of rank, so in fact not many people were killed there except two English Queens and other five British nobles. Most prisoners in the Tower were executed in public on Tower Hill just outside the fortress. Today at the Scaffold site there is a small sculpture to commemorate those who died there.


A beautiful tranquil looking place. If you didn’t know the story you would not believe such gruesome beheadings happened there.


I dedicate this pic to my mother. Since I was a child she always took me with her to England where I have an aunt and uncle living there. It's a place so full of history and very fond unforgettable memories!


Equipment Lowdown:

I took this on my recent visit there. It's a very static picture...not too much movement going on here...not much "life" so it's not going into my "LIFE" series. But I like the lines here a lot. If you look closely you can see lots of "easter eggs"! Have fun searching!

Oh....It's a single mapped hdr, in Photoshop CS5, Nik Sharpener, Color Efex Pro and Camera Raw. Noiseware to reduce the noise. Sorry for the strong processing here...I usually like subtle hdrs but I wanted to bring out all the "easter eggs" :D


I will be forever grateful to Jan for showing me how to put borders on my pics! I'm so happy about that!


p.s. - Thanks a lot to everyone who stopped by and for leaving comments and faves, really much appreciated:))


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Taken on September 3, 2010