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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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  1. ShUtTeR PrO 87 months ago | reply

    Nice work....well done

  2. Yves. 87 months ago | reply

    That's stunning!!!!!

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  4. Vivek.V.K 87 months ago | reply

    awesome dude...wonderful pic.. :))

  5. ***TR.iPod 87 months ago | reply

    Well framed Hari! Good one!

  6. Edd Noble 87 months ago | reply

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

  7. outnbout [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    Most impressive capture!

  8. dawkins_alan 87 months ago | reply

    A very nice shot from a nice angle

  9. R.mohseni 86 months ago | reply

    thats really great
    awesom

  10. mambo1935 85 months ago | reply

    majestic! - nice shot!

  11. Tom O'Neill 83 months ago | reply

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  14. anninayes [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

    beautiful pics!!! I saw it!!!

  15. James Cubed Design 70 months ago | reply

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

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  18. IseFire 56 months ago | reply

    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.)

    images.parliament.uk/indexplus/image/exterior_saint_steph...

    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. :)

  19. Hari_Menon 56 months ago | reply

    @IseFire

    Thanks for the elaborate comment. Much appreciated.

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