The Big Ben at Dusk


The famous Big Ben—or a sneak peek of it!

The famous Big Ben—or a sneak peek of it!

It’s been almost a month since my last post and honestly, I don’t have any valid excuse until about two weeks ago: I have been in awe wandering through London. I’ve been lucky enough to be invited by my brother and his wife, who both have been working here for a couple of years now, to visit them and see the majestic city. Of course, my adorable two-year-old niece was one of the main reasons I jumped right at the offer (as if I’d be foolish to decline it LOL).

Since day one, I have been passing through Lambeth Bridge, which is just in our area and which is also beautifully situated with a good view of the Big Ben. However, there were moments when I’d opt to walk all the way to Westminster to get a closer look at the famous clock. It was during one of those strolls that I got this shot. This icon is one of the many structures that fascinate me each time I step out of the apartment building here.

An interesting trivia I learned (Yes, I only knew about it now):
The famous tower that we see is not the Big Ben, it’s called the The Elizabeth Tower. It stands at the north end of the Houses of Parliament. Inside (the tower), there’s a clock, which was the world’s largest when it was installed in the middle of the nineteenth century. Now the name Big Ben actually refers to the clock’s hour bell, the largest of the clock’s five bells. Cool, right?

And oh! In case you’re wondering, no, those two people are not kissing! Though I kinda wished they were, that would have been a more dramatic shot, don’t you think? ♥

*Taken at Westminster Bridge, London, with Nikon Coolpix S100. No edits.  

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