Monday 12 May 2014

The Elizabeth Tower

I pass it pretty much every morning when I go to work, and quite often in the evenings too. It isn't called Big Ben (that's the bell that chimes the hour) and it isn't called The Clock Tower since it was renamed in honour of Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee.

It isn't the biggest clock face in London (that honour goes to the clock on Shell Mex House a little further down the river towards the east.

The Palace of Westminster hasn't been there in its current form as long as you think (it was largely destroyed by fire in the early nineteenth century and the current complex is the replacement).

The Elizabeth Tower

A set by nat_grove
aka The Clock Tower
aka Big Ben
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