Palace of Westminster, London, UK

strangelight

Shipley, United Kingdom

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Again, this is one of those images that probably doesn’t need much explanation. But I’m going to do so anyway.

The Palace of Westminster is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which, famously, contains both chambers of the UK’s legislature – the House of Commons and the House of Lords (collectively the Houses of Parliament, which this building is sometimes erroneously named – although I shouldn’t complain because ‘Palace of Westminster’ is a contraction of its real name!). The clock tower also holds Big Ben, the famous bell whose tones seem to epitomise England, for some reason.

This version of the Palace isn’t as old as it perhaps looks. There’s been a royal palace on this site for about a thousand years, but it’s been destroyed twice by fire. After a serious fire in 1834, architects Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin built a new, expanded Palace in the ‘Perpendicular Gothic’ style. Which took thirty years! Neither architect lived to see the building finished.

This is the classic waterfront view from the other side of the Thames.

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