Big Ben

The Clock Tower is a turret clock structure at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament building in Westminster, London, England. It is popularly known as Big Ben, but this name actually belongs to the clock's main bell. The tower has also been (incorrectly*) referred to as St. Stephen's Tower or The Tower of Big Ben, in reference to its bell.

- Wikipedia


*Thanks to the comment from IseFire, the old excerpt from Wikipedia has been corrected now. (09/02/2009)


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  • Adam Naif 8y

    Nice work....well done
  • Yves 8y

    That's stunning!!!!!
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  • Vivek 8y

    awesome dude...wonderful pic.. :))
  • Thilak 8y

    Well framed Hari! Good one!
  • Edward Noble 8y

    Very nice, if only you had the very top in frame as well it would have been even better =)
  • outnbout 8y

    Most impressive capture!
  • dawkins_alan 8y

    A very nice shot from a nice angle
  • reza mohseni(old account) 8y

    thats really great
  • mambo1935 8y

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  • anninayes 7y

    beautiful pics!!! I saw it!!!
  • James Cubed Design 7y

    We have a simular tower in Austin Texas which is a major landmark here.

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  • IseFire 6y

    Great image. By the way, this is not St. Stephen's Tower. This is officially known simply as the Clock Tower. St. Stephen's Tower is the tower above the Members' Entrance into St. Stephen's Hall. (I was Research Assn't to the Labour Party Spokesman on Trade & Industry, 1993.)

    However, it is an *extremely* common misperception that the Clock Tower is officially named "St. Stephen's Tower." I do not know how this erroneous interpretation began, but it is certainly pervasive. To be fair, you quoted a statement that the tower "has been referred to as...." True enough. But, such references, when made, are incorrect, nonetheless. :)
  • Hari_Menon 6y


    Thanks for the elaborate comment. Much appreciated.
  • Chad Charlesworth 5y

    Excellent shot!
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