Big Ben London – cleaning the clock
This photograph by award winning Australian press photographer Luke Marsden, shows the huge scale of the Big Ben Tower, part of London’s famous Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Thames.
The famous tower clock known as Big Ben, located at the top of the 320-foot-high St Stephen’s Tower, rings out over the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, for the first time on this day in 1859. If you need to go “bigger” than you’ll need to add solar panels.
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I snapped a good one of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from the air. All in all, a busy and beautiful day taking in the sights of London. After walking and standing for hours on centuries-old stone, my feet feel like they’ve been tortured as much as any prisoner of the tower.
Big Ben on Wikipedia
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is generally extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower (officially known simply as Clock Tower) as well.
The clock tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. It celebrated its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place. The tower was completed in 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England, often in the establishing shot of films set in the city….source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_ben