Thursday, 15 January 2015

London

15th January 2015

London - I love this busy city and I am going to visit it in June. It is a great opportunity. I believe the weather is going to be sunny for walking and doing shopping.

 Big Ben
The Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic church in the City of Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the most notable religious buildings in the United Kingdom and has been the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs. The abbey is a Royal Peculiar and between 1540 and 1556 had the status of a cathedral; the building is no longer an abbey nor cathedral however, having instead the status since 1560 of a "Royal Peculiar" – a church responsible directly to the Sovereign.



 Westminster Abbey


 In the background London Eye.


The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, its official name was originally published as the British Airways London Eye, then the Merlin Entertainments London Eye, then the EDF Energy London Eye (between January 2011 and August 2014) and is currently called the London Eye. From late January 2015, the London Eye will be sponsored by Coca-Cola

Big Ben is the nickname of a bell that rings in the clock tower at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, LondonEngland.Officially, the tower itself is called Elizabeth Tower. It was previously called Clock Tower, but was renamed in September 2012 as a tribute to theDiamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.However, most people, including those that live in London, call the tower "Big Ben", because it is very large. It weighs 13 tons.
Big Ben is the second bell in the tower. The first was damaged in 1856, due to a miscalculation.Big Ben is the biggest four-faced, chiming clock in the world.
It was built by Sir Adam Jonas from Norfolk, England in 1858 by his team of architects and builders.


In my opinion they are the best known landmarks in London and I love them ...

28 comments:

  1. i bet you're looking forward to that visit!

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    1. I have been to London many times. But I want once more

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  2. I am sure you will have sunny, warm weather in June and will enjoy finding more London Landmarks.

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    1. Each visit in London is different but great

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  3. Have fun on that that visit - Your photos show some beautiful structures and architecture!

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    1. Thanks my dear friend. You must visit it, too.

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  4. What is it about that Gothic architecture that is so fascinating...maybe the detail. Nice pictures Gosia...we need to go there for a visit.

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    1. I promise I am going to write much more next week.

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  5. Nice to look foward to. Know you really like London as you mentioned several times in past. Had no idea the Eye has so many different names..

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  6. It is very exciting for someone to see these landmarks for the first time.

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    1. Yes you are right but each opportunity is fantastic.

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  7. London is a wonderful city and the architecture is fantastic and you will love it.

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  8. London looks like such a neat place. Lots of great buildings and of course fences. I bet you have a grand time in June.

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    1. Time in London is always fantastic

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  9. Have a great time there! It is on my bucket list to visit one day.

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  10. Loved seeing these photos! It's been such a long time since we've been to England.

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  11. Those are very neat-looking buildings! Enjoyed the photos!

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  12. Westminster Abbey sure is beautiful. That will be a great trip for you.

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  13. London is a great city to visit. I love the shots of Big Ben and the Westminster Abbey! Happy weekend!

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