The Palace of Westminster | Mark-Spokes.com
The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.
Authors Note; I would like to apologize for the somewhat sporadic nature of my postings lately, due to the a combination of the festive season, being ill and the recent snow flurries i’ve been unable to get out and take photos, so i’m having to post an old one from the archives. Hopefully i’ll be out taking photos sometime in the near future so expect some more! Mark.
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