February 12, 2009

Tower of London: Sculpture marking the place where the scaffolds were erected for executions, originally uploaded by moorina.

Today’s photo is of a memorial at the Tower of London which was unveiled in September 2006. The memorial (designed by Brian Catling) commemorates ten executions that have taken place on Tower Green, within the Royal castle’s walls, and is intended to remember all those executed over the years at the Tower.

There is a poem around the base of the memorial:
‘Gentle visitor pause awhile – where you stand death cut away the light of many days – here jewelled names were broken from the vivid thread of life – may they rest in peace while we walk the generations around their strife and courage – under these restless skies’.

I chose this picture because I like the reflection of the sky in the glass of the memorial, and you can see some of the words of the poem around the base.

The specific reason for my choice of this photo is today’s date – it’s the anniversary of the execution of Lady Jane Grey on February 12th, 1554.

Enjoy today’s photo! If you like the photo, please drop a comment to the original photographer at Flickr.

Also on this date, on a happier note, happy 200th birthday to Charles Darwin!

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