"History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days." - Winston Churchill I felt the contrast of the entrance to the Tower of London (founded in 1066) on the left, it's corresponding souvenir shops and tourists on the right, and the modern "City of London" in the background really called for this quote. That blending of history with the modern day is the #1 reason I fell in love with London and seeing it so strongly in this image is why I chose to give the image a "vintage" sepia influenced coloring.
I love seeing the two people strolling along with their luggage, the others viewing the statue lions protecting the moat area, and many more tourists looking to shop for their souvenirs. If you look closely on the left corner, there is even a glimpse of the Tower Bridge, popularly known as "London Bridge". You can't see it in this image but along the shops on the right, there was also a Starbucks where you could sip your fancy coffee while viewing a monument 1200+ years old. See what I mean about history blending with today? Amazing.
I hope I've managed to help you "escape reality", even if just for a moment.