Time Passes….

This weeks challenge from Sunday Stills is Time. Time flies. Time stands still. Time passes. I have been spending time the past two weeks learning about things from a long time ago. Hundreds of years ago things were different . Horses wore armour and went into battles.

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The Tower of London was begun by William the Conqueror in 1075. I stood in an office in the Tower and looking out the window I could see the modern creation of Renzo Piano, The Shard.  Time passes. Things change.

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At Windsor Castle I looked out of a window, across a courtyard to the Long Walk. Last May after the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle they came up the long walk in a horse drawn carriage with crowds lining the sides of the road. The original castle was built in the 11th Century and is the longest occupied castle in Europe. Time passes.

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For thousands of years the sun has gone down on the Thames river. The buildings on the banks of the river may change but the river runs on.The Thames is a tidal river and the tide comes in and goes out.  Time after time after time.

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  1. Time passes…and falls back with a return to standard time. Nice post of how time changes though things remain the same.

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  2. A beautiful post Anne and I love how London blends old and new – the city is constantly changing while the historic buildings and parks remind us of the past 🙂💖 xxx

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Xenia. It is a wonderful place for the old and new side by side.

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  3. Emma Cownie says:

    When I lived in London (many, many years ago) I used to like to think of the Vikings sailing up the river and pulling down London Bridge.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Haha,! That would have led to a different course of history. We are at Heathrow waiting for our flight home. Tia’s portrait had to be scanned in security and I showed the woman security guard the small picture on the outside and she loved it
      She asked how I had got it done and I told her the whole story. So Tia is on her way to Canada now!

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      1. Emma Cownie says:

        Oh that’s lovely. I am glad the mini-picture served its purpose. It was my husband’s idea to put one on the address labels to help with customs (and so people can see what they are getting). I hope you all arrive safely in Canada!!

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        1. anne leueen says:

          We have just arrived. Tia came through the flight and customs no problem.
          Do tell your husband it made a big difference to the security woman at Hearhrow. She was all smiles when she looked at the little photo.

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          1. Emma Cownie says:

            That’s great to hear on both counts. I hope you are not too jet lagged!

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