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Big Ben at Sunset

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Big Ben at sunset. I love the colours!


Big Ben is the clock at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament building in Westminster, London. The tower was raised as a part of Charles Barry's design for a new palace, after the old Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire on the night of 22 October 1834.


The first 61 metres of the structure is the Clock Tower, consisting of brickwork with stone cladding; the remainder of the tower's height is a framed spire of cast iron. The tower is founded on a 15 metres square raft, made of 3 metres thick concrete, at a depth of 7 metres below ground level. The four clock faces are 55 metres above ground.


PS I love the sky!

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Taken on December 15, 2007