Friday, January 27, 2012

Photo Friday: The Scaffold Monument


Here is the memorial erected on (or near) the scaffold site within the Tower of London. Because the scaffold was built and taken down numerous times in different areas, there is no "one" scaffold site. However, this monument is meant to remember those who lost their lives (whether justly or unjustly) within the cold walls of the Tower.

The inscriptions reads:

Gentle visitor pause awhile, where you stand death cut away the light of many days. Here jewelled names were broken from the vivid thread of life, may they rest in peace while we walk the generations around their strife and courage under these restless skies.

What think ye of the monument?
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2 comments:

  1. Can't say I like it. The sentiment is nice, but it's entirely ahistorical!

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  2. I don't know, I kind of like it. I think that both the memorial and the inscription are very nice.

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