Bloody Cushion Posted on Thursday, 12th July , 2012 by Stephen G. Hipperson Marks the spot where we used to chop the heads off people in the Tower of London. (Not sure what’s more macabre – the chopping off of heads or the commemorating it with a glass cushion with an indentation where a head fell.) —————Stephen————– Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
All it needs is a few drops of blood hier and there, really…
If it were possible for me to return (but it’s not a realistic, or worth the effort) a few red rose petals might do the trick?
I visited the Tower in 1988, but I don’t remember seeing this. Is it new?
I’m afraid I can’t tell you. The last time I visited the Tower I was about 12 (more than 40 years ago, gulp!). I’m sure there was a sign that said when the memorial was put there but I didn’t pay that much attention, sorry..
‘Salright, I looked it up: 2006.
Ah Ha! Thanks.
Yes, this is new – wasn’t there when I visited in 2005. I think it’s too “pretty”. I much preferred how it was before – suitably plain to be able to imagine the gruesomeness.
Unfortunately today’s grown-ups don’t think that their fellow grown-ups and children have any imagination and feel obliged to fill in the gaps. – which is why everything has to be so explicit.
A strange monument indeed. Interesting photo though. I rather like the fallen leaf on the side.
Thanks. Yes the leaf was deliberately left in – it would have been easy enough to brush it off.
Frequently, when sweeping a zen garden, the gardener will not sweep an area absolutely clean. Some items, like a leaf or flower petal will be left behind. The secret is making it appear the leaf was not purposefully placed.
Yes indeed. Avoid perfection.
I agree with seascapesaus about the leaf. Was going to comment about that, but already said. 🙂
I was there in 1994? That definitely wasn’t there. I don’t think I like it. As you said, nothing left to the imagination. I actually thought the Tower was one of the more interesting places I visited but seems they are determined to homogenize it. Too bad. MHO
Dumbing down seems to be a cultural ideal nowadays.
Have to agree. The way you said that made me laugh out loud though.
Very macabre indeed!
Indeed. Visit any waxworks and I reckon the dungeons are the most popular!