The Big Ben
26 Aug 2014 | From Linda of New Zealand
This is my second Big Ben postcard, though the first one was an illustrated picture. The postcard was sent however from New Zealand and not UK.
The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster - officially named Saint Stephen's Tower - is commonly known as the Big Ben. The tower is one of London's most famous landmarks.
The clock inside the tower was the world's largest when it was installed in the middle of the nineteenth century. The name Big Ben actually refers to the clock's hour bell, the largest of the clock's five bells. The other four are used as quarter bells.
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