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The clock and an impending crisis: The Elizabeth Tower, Big Ben and the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster

August was filled with newspaper stories about the repair works to Parliament’s Elizabeth Tower, and the temporary silencing of the chimes of Big Ben. In a blog originally posted on the… 1,272 more words


Memorabilia From London

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkien

It has been more than three years since my unexpected and unplanned stay in London. I still fondly remember the good times I had with family, friends and colleagues there. 603 more words


As I anxiously stepped out of the Eurostar, happy to have finally arrived at our destination. As we weaved our way through the train station, I was relieved that the glass ceilings revealed a pale blue sky free of clouds and rainy weather. 989 more words

Big Ben

Having a Wicked Good Time

Well, I made it… I’ve officially been in London since Wednesday morning, and it’s safe to say that I’m already loving it. It was sad to say goodbye to my mom at the airport on Tuesday night, but I’m ready for this new adventure. 954 more words