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It was 5:00 PM on the 5th of January, 2013, when I crossed Westminster Bridge to go to the London Eyeâ€¦ As I looked back, I saw the Palace of Westminster looking like gold between a grey sky and a grey Thames. So I walked down the stairs that lead to the south bank of the Thames, set my tripod and took that shot.
What is funny with Big Ben is that it is actually the name of the biggest bell of the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, and not the name of the tower itself. The Clock Tower was renamed Elisabeth Tower to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elisabeth II. It is 96 meters (315 feets) high and holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world. Despite being one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, only United Kingdom residents may visit it in arranged tours, booked well in advance. Since it has no lift, visitors must climb the 334 stairs to the top.
Big Ben, officially named the Great Bell, is a 13,76 tons bell that was named in honor of Sir Benjamin Hall, the 1st Baron Llanover, who was a British civil engineer and politician.
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