Random thoughts from Pencefn

…. an engineer, singer and photographer living in Scotland

Elizabeth Tower

Parliament Square – 27 February 2016

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More from a visit to London last month.

When you visit Westminster there are two buildings which most people will recognise. Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster (otherwise known as the Houses of Parliament). The tallest is Elizabeth Tower.

Elizabeth Clock Tower

Elizabeth Clock Tower
27 February 2016

The clock at the top is erroneously called Big Ben. In practice unless you are privileged to get access inside the clock tower to view the bells, you will never have seen Big Ben which is the bell used to strike the hour.

To the west of the Palace of Westminster and north of Westminster Abbey, there is Parliament Square. Along the north and west sides are statues of former UK Prime Ministers and others who have been instrumental in world affairs. The first statue, in the north east corner, is Winston Chruchill.

Statue of Winston Churchill

Statue of Winston Churchill
27 February 2016

Following the north side of the square is David Lloyd George, Jan Christiaan Smuts, Viscount Palmerston and George Canning. On the west side is Earl of Derby, Benjamin Disraeli, Mahatma Gandhi, Robert Peel and finally Nelson Mandela.

Statue of Nelson Mandela

Statue of Nelson Mandela
27 February 2016

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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