Monday, June 20, 2011

London & Jack the Ripper Tour

Along with the
Tower of London & the Tower Bridge, this building is becoming an icon of London.  Love it or hate it!

We found lots of narrow streets, very reminiscent of days gone by.

Who said the best manhole covers are in Japan - I've found some interesting ones in London, maybe not quite as elaborate as the Japanese ones.

See - it is summer - we've been told!

On to the Jack the Ripper tour - of course a lot of the original buildings have gone & the area has changed over the last 100 years.  However, this pub was one of the original ones that the victims frequented and has only been renovated in the last decade!

The buildings may have changed but not necessarily their use.

This doorway (the one with the red awning over it) was one of the sites of one of the murders - now a fish'n'chip shop, the archway has been bricked in but the building is the same.

Artwork on one of the buildings - a statement on the area???

When we ended our tour (there were approx. 25 on our tour), there were at least another 5 groups in the same area.  The interest in this killer is as strong as ever - the mystery still intrigues  an awful lot of people.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you are getting time to rub the manhole covers Chris? Loving your travels.