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Monuments of Great Britain

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Klaudia Gabruś

on 6 April 2014

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Palace of Westminster
Castle in Belfast
Big Ben
Tower Bridge
London Eye
The palace is located in London, in the City of Westminster, on the left bank of the River Thames.The oldest existing today part of the palace, Westminster Hall, was founded in 1097. The palace served as the seat of the rulers initially, but no monarch has not lived there since the sixteenth century. Most of the present structure of the palace dates from the nineteenth century, when the palace was rebuilt after a fire in 1834. .
The original castle was built in the late twelfth century by the Normans. [1] It was located at the site of today's streets of High Street, Castle Place and Donegall Place (now they are the center of Belfast). He lived in the Sir Arthur Chichester, Baron of Belfast. The castle was destroyed in 1708
Big Ben - the clock tower in London, UK.
The name originally referred to the bell of St. Stephen's Tower (the tower called St. Stephens), also known as The Clock Tower (called "Clock Tower"), belonging to the Palace of Westminster. Currently, the name Big Ben often refers to both the bell and the clock and the tower itself. September 12, 2012, the tower was officially named Elizabeth Tower in honor of the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II
Tower Bridge - a bascule bridge in London (sometimes confused with the neighboring London Bridge, London Bridge) conducted by the River Thames near the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. One of the most famous landmarks in London, built in the Victorian style. His story began in 1872, when the English parliament considered a bill on the construction of the second bridge over the Thames. Despite the objections raised by the management of the castle Tower of London Act was passed. Erected, however, a condition that has been met, the style of the bridge had to harmonize with the style of a castle
Completed in 1999, also known as the Millennium Wheel (Millennium Wheel) - observation wheel (Ferris wheel) in the Borough of Lambeth in London, on the south bank of the Thames, between Westminster and Hungerford bridges wheel has a height of 135 meters, and its full rotation takes about 30 minutes [1]. On the wheel there are 32 air-conditioned passenger capsules. A small linear velocity of the cabins (approx. 0,9 km / h) allows for picking up and setting down passengers without stopping the wheel
Buckingham Palace.It is the world's largest royal palace is still performing its original function and one of the largest late Baroque pearls. The official London residence of the Queen. On the square in front of the palace since 1913 is a monument to Queen Victoria.
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