12:40 PM

12:40 PM

In London, England.

Looking up at the majestic Big Ben. When I took this shot, I was surprised by the level of detail that makes up the design and architecture of this marvelous structure, so I wanted to learn more about how it was built and came across some cool Big Ben facts (from Wikipedia, of course):

1. Big Ben is actually the nickname of the bell that chimes, not the clock itself or even the tower.
2. It’s the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.
3. The tower is called the Elizabeth Tower, named that in 2012, in honor of the queen’s jubilee. It was previously, and ingeniously, called Clock Tower before then.
4. Its 315 feet make it the third tallest free-standing clock tower in the world.

Take time to appreciate the clocks of your life. They work hard to help you out.


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