January 8, 2014

Anne Boleyn might have preferred ice skating...



"Skating Through History"
London Tower
London, England


Ice skating.  In a filled moat.  With a grand historic setting for your background.  Skating with a side order of history.  Now THAT is multi-tasking I could embrace.  Much better than my normal folding laundry while watching "General Hospital".  The London Tower.  Almost 1,000 years of royal history lurking within those fortified walls.  Not to mention a different kind of ice too...the Crown Jewels.  For a history buff of the Tudors like moi, this is ice skating nirvana.   For Anne Boleyn?  Maybe not so much.






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18 comments:

  1. Very cool, and cold! Love the background being so historic, and the contrast of modern day skating in the foreground. Great movement too!

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  2. i could never do that but it looks like so much fun. Even though there was ice, the sun made it nicer.

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  3. Ol' anne. Poor thing. Awesome shot...all the colorful motion blur really rocks.

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  4. Such a great picture! Really nice contrast :)

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  5. I wonder if Londoners take for granted they're awesome and amazing history? Love the movement Kathy.

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  6. ...And skating in front of amazing history?

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  7. I went to the Tower of London but it was in May instead of December so I did not have the pleasure of seeing the ice skating rink...how fun is that!!

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  8. What a great juxtaposition--the Tower of London and frolicking on the ice! Great shot.

    Just looking at a photo of the tower is amazing when you think about all the history in there.

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  9. Wow what a sight!! I'd love to see that in person.

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  10. I was waiting for stuff from you like this from your holiday - I'm not sure how you manage it but you never disappoint. I travelled to England 20 years ago and got completely caught up with climbing the towers and cathedrals, so this is a lovely reminder. Thank you also Kathy for inviting me to link up last week, that was very kind of you, Renee.

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  11. Ha! I have an almost identical shot that I took just before Christmas although you managed to capture the blur of the skaters better than I did. I love Tudor history too, something so passionate about that whole era

    mollyxxx

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  12. How cool is that!! I remember seeing the rink when we were in London one December years ago - begged mom but we only served up history, no skating (-:

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  13. What an incredible capture...the architecture in Europe simply takes my breath away. So beautiful, especially as a backdrop against the "modernness" of the ice skaters in their colorful clothes.

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  14. Just catching up with your trip. Wow great photo - I've not seen this before! The figures give it an almost surreal feel!

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  15. What a site to see. Oh how I would love to see that sight one day..

    Hugs~

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  16. Anne Boleyn certainly would have preferred skating blades vs. the blade they gave her. I enjoy the idea of your post.

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  17. Beautiful pics and Lovely to see you all on Sunday.Background of historic is good idea.


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