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Westminster World Heritage Site | by Rocco Buttliere
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Westminster World Heritage Site

The Westminster World Heritage Site covers more than twenty-five acres in Central London and includes three historically and culturally significant buildings; Palace of Westminster (background), Saint Margaret's (middle left) & Westminster Abbey (foreground). The significance of these structures is unquestionable as each of their storied complexes consists of buildings ranging in age from 200 to 1,200 years old.


I first visited the UK in 2015 for BRICK Live in London, the event for which I built my Palace of Westminster model. While I was visiting the site in London, I ended up spending far more time exploring Westminster Abbey and its cloisters since it was the only building on-site with largely unfettered public access to its interior. It was the view looking up at the towers from behind the arches and beyond the garth of the cloisters that gave me the idea that if I was ever fortunate enough to return to the UK for a second show, Westminster Abbey would be the new model I bring with me. I'm happy to say that this dream is being realized as I'll be heading back to the UK next week with close to fifty models in tow for back-to-back BRICK Live shows in Glasgow and London!

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Taken on July 10, 2017