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The Queen's House

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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 scary 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" BIG GRIN!:D

I will be forever grateful to Jan for showing me how to put borders on my pics! I'm so happy about that!
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p.s. - Thanks a lot to everyone who stopped by and for leaving comments and faves, really much appreciated:))

Highest position: #18 on Saturday, September 8, 2012

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  1. TravellingTheBLU26 42 months ago | reply

    Thank you Susan! You are so kind to me!!

  2. dorosario-photos 42 months ago | reply

    Great HDR effect, very painterly!

  3. TravellingTheBLU26 42 months ago | reply


    Thank you so very much for your great comment my friend! I really appreciate it!

  4. greenac1 41 months ago | reply

    Very cool . Makes me want to vist there

  5. mashico 40 months ago | reply

    Beautiful image, vibrant color, just excellent!!!

  6. Beviea 38 months ago | reply

    So awesome.

  7. Karl Batchelor [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

    Looks like a fantastic old painting.

  8. 2184julie 35 months ago | reply

    love this place

  9. f.Seida 34 months ago | reply

    hermosa toma y edición !

    saludos

  10. AnNamir™ c[_] 31 months ago | reply

    Great art work brother :)

  11. KwasiB 31 months ago | reply

    fantastic

  12. f l a m i n g o 31 months ago | reply

    Wonderful place!

  13. ....zzz.... [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

    beautiful shot & compo .. HDR?

  14. Josef Lex (you are the best - world class folk!) 27 months ago | reply

    have seen this photo in

    High Voltage
    buildings are beautiful

    Please don't forget to comment on the other photos.
    Wow, very beautifully taken!

  15. Mező, Kornél (mostly away) 23 months ago | reply

    very nice :)

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  16. Ben Treasures 21 months ago | reply

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