To bring photos from my minds eye - to the public through the lens of my Nikon D90 ∧ D80
It's been so long since I have actually seen Big Ben, this is a great shot! Thank you for sharing it.
Time to go to lunch then!
yahoo and it certainly was sunny here in london yesterday, spent the afternoon in kew gardens. sublime.
It can't chime often, then... ;-)PS More quackers...
You made a good job of clocking that one. Obviously had some time on your hands and glad it's not a second hand picture!
Stunning picture Imac.... here are a few facts I came across that might be of interest your many visitors..Big Ben Possibly the most famous clock face and chimes in the world, Big Ben is actually the name of the biggest bell (13.5 tons) inside The Clock Tower (320ft) which forms part of the HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT. Built in 1858/9 the bell was named after one Sir Benjamin Hall and when it was cast it was Britain's heaviest bell. The clock's four dials each have a diameter of 23ft, the minute hands are 14ft long and the numerals on each face are nearly 2 feet high. The accuracy of the clock movement is controlled by the placing of old pennies in the mechanism. There is a light at the top of the tower which, when lit, indicates that the House of Commons is sitting. During the day you can tell if they're sitting by looking for a flag at the top of the nearby Victoria Tower which is the tallest and largest of the Westminster towers. The tower which houses Big Ben has been called by many names, one of the most popular being St Stephen's Tower. However, the official line, from the Head of Public Information at the Palace is that the Clock Tower is simply called The Clock Tower. ................................Have a great Easter Weekend my friend, and make sure Julie gets a nice eg... ha! I'm sure you will do.Tom & Jane
That's beautifully said: "The Daddy of Time" and moreover: it's true!
Wonderful picture!God bless youLéia"Time is too slow for those who expectVery fast for those who are afraidToo long for those who mournVery short for those who celebrateBut for those who love, time is eternal "(William Shakespeare)
Perfect title for this post! My neice was there last year and has pictures of Big Ben!
Nice timing ! How often have I heard it sitting in a pub at noon !
Mac: Big Ben is known around the world. Very neat photo.
What a beautiful picture of Big Ben!
That is a beautiful shot. The detail around the clock face is exquisite.
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