Our London: Past & Present
We found this rather striking photograph of the Tower of London (taken by talented photographer Jon Reid) which William the Conqueror began building back in the early 1080’s. Eerily the last person to be executed there was a man called Josef Jakobs in 1941, which seems very close for comfort, and Rudolf Hess was one of the last state prisoners to be held in the Tower which certainly saw its fair share of state prisoners. All that history is completely surrounded by modern buildings like The Gherkin or ‘The Suppository’ as I like to call it. It doesn’t look incongruous really all these different buildings together, it just looks like history past and present going up before our eyes.