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Horsing around at the Tower of London

PUBLISHED: 16:39 29 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:10 05 October 2010

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PARTS of The Tower that the public never normally see are on display at an exhibition of photos by the first ever photographer in residence at the historic building. Christopher King s pictures give people the chance to look at images of corners of the pl

PARTS of The Tower that the public never normally see are on display at an exhibition of photos by the first ever photographer in residence at the historic building.

Christopher King's pictures give people the chance to look at images of corners of the place which are rarely seen although The Tower is one of the world's most photographed buildings.

He spent eight months at The Tower and his exhibition at the nearby all Hallows by the Tower church in Byward Street avoids the usual images of the Beefeaters, ravens and legendary axe which are associated in many people's minds when they think about the building's 1,000 year history.

He sought out corners of The Tower which are not accessible to the 2.5 million visitors a year and spaces which are not considered as so important or iconic.

He said: "It was these areas that I wanted to explore, these places where the layers of official historic interpretation were at their thinnest, or totally absent and other, quieter stories could be found."

The exhibition runs from 11am to 5pm today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) and also features work created collaboratively with children and young people in three education projects during the residency, exploring stories and themes linked to the Tower.

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