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The Palace of Westminster

One of the most recognised buildings in the world, the Palace of Westminster, London, owes its stunning Gothic architecture to the 19th-century architect Sir Charles Barry. Now Grade I listed, and part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palace contains a fascinating mixture of both ancient and modern buildings, and houses an iconic collection of furnishings, archives and works of art.

The history of the Houses of Parliament spans over 900 years from the Anglo-Saxons to the present.

Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. The House of Commons and House of Lords each play an important role in Parliament’s work.

From the UK Parliament site

About The Photograph

This shot is several long exposures looking across the River Thames at night, capturing Victoria tower and the top of Westminster Abbey, while the golden lights of the palace are reflected in the river.

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Fine art HDR travel photographer. Originally from Belfast, now living in London.

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