The Ravens of the Tower

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Amamba, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Just returned from a weeklong trip to the UK (London, mainly, but also visited Cardiff and Oxford). I'll be processing photos for a year now...

    Anyway, here's a couple shots of the famous ravens "guarding" the Tower of London.

    From Wiki:

    "A group of six captive ravens live at the Tower of London. Their presence is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the tower; a superstition holds that "if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it".

    These are some massive birds, and completely unafraid of humans.

    33906820771_aa1b1f6b66_b. DSC00622 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr

    33193797334_3b85d91b7b_b. DSC00623 1 by BugsDaddy, on Flickr

     
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  2. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Chris
    Bad asss bird.
     
  3. fleishelja

    fleishelja New to TalkEmount

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    Apr 14, 2017
    Good lord, its like a darth vader bird
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Dave
    Those things can be a bit creepy
     
  5. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mus
    They're the guardians of the Crown Jewels ;)
     
  6. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 19, 2013
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    Suzanne
    I would love to see these guys up close. One of my favorite birds