The Sundial at Tower Hill

Did you know that there is a giant sundial at Tower Hill?  I didn’t – until I went to that particular stop for a Jack The Ripper Walking Tour.

The Sundial

The Sundial

I arrived early, while there was still sunlight, so I decided to pass the time looking at the sundial.  Around the outside edge are important moments in London’s history.

History, all the way around.

History, all the way around.

I got a close up of a few of the historical moments:

London was destroyed by fire in 1106 and 1136.  Ouch.

London was destroyed by fire in 1106 and 1136. Ouch.

This website lists some (not all) of the historical events and has a lot more pictures than I have.  I didn’t take pictures of everything, but I did take a picture of my favorite:

The beheading of Charles I - complete with decapitated head.

The beheading of Charles I – complete with decapitated head.

Remember everyone: it’s all about the details.

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