White Tower: Spiral Staircase

One of several stone spiral staircases in the White Tower at theTower of London. The railings and the wooden step covers are a more modern addition to a building that is over 900 years old. Guess they knew how to build things to last back then.

I wonder how many people have walked these stairs? How many battles were fought on them? How much bloodshed have they seen? They are, after all, in one of the most notorious places in British history; a place with a long history of torture and death.

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