In 2015 Ana escorted a tour to visit Britain, and then cruise to Denmark, Estonia and Russia. Check out these great memories. First came Britain, and especially LONDON. Iconically grey skies did nothing to dampen their spirits or minimize their touring of all of the highlights in this phenomenal region. How many of these landmarks can you identify?
Built by William the Conqueror in 1078, this is officially one of Her Majesty's palances. The White Tower, as it is called, is heavy with history, much of it bloody. It is a fortress on the River Thames, and served as a prison from 1100 until 1952, retaining many notables including Elizabeth I before coming to the throne, Sir Walter Raleigh and of course Anne Boleyn, whose ghost is said to walk the halls of the White Tower carrying her head under her arm. I'm not sure that anyone from Ana's group saw her during their tour, but I believe they did see the collection of Crown Jewels, also kept safely on Tower Hill.
Oh the stories and secrets these ancient walls could tell!
.Famously designed by Christopher Wren and built late in the 1600"s, this architecturally important building was originally a hospital for seaman. It served that role until 1869 when it closed, only to reopen 4 years later in 1873 as the Royal Navy College, which it was until 1998. It is now designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, and apart from being a favourite place for visitors, it is also often used as a location for films. You might recognize some these from Four Weddings and a Funeral? The Madness of King George? Patriot Games? The King's Speech? Les Miserables? ....and many, many others.