It took four trips to London, but I finally got a decent atmospheric shot of Elizabeth Tower, probably the single most photographed icon of London and one of the hardest to photograph well. This was taken from a low wall on the back side of Parliament Square, in between pulses of traffic.
If the name Elizabeth Tower doesn’t sound familiar, you might recognize it by its affectionate name, Big Ben. The clock bell has always been Big Ben, but the tower was renamed last year in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.
The clock struck four while we sat there, making my day complete. I have never heard a bell that sounds as lovely as this one. One of these days, I’m going to be there at midnight.
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