Happy Birthday Big Ben

Evidently I missed this yesterday. Big Ben turned 150 on April 10. Here's a picture of me holding Big Ben up this last summer as we visited London.

Big Ben is not the tower in which it is housed. Big Ben is the clock--but it is always associated with the tower. The tower is part of the Parliament building in London.

It's hard to remember this picture.  We had been up almost 21 hours ( flight delay in NYC--then 8 hours over the pond-arrived in London late the next night.  Wow-hadn't thought of this until this picture)
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Anonymous said...

I love London...I didn't know that Big Ben's birthday is April 10. I'll have to mark my calendar and celebrate next year :)