Monday, July 13, 2015
London, England: Big Ben
The tower was built after a fire destroyed the old structure in 1834. It is not open to the public, although UK residents can contact their legislator to receive a tour and have the chance to walk up 334 stairs to the top.
The bells have been silenced a few times. Sometimes there are mechanical problems, but at others it's deliberate - such as during the funerals of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher.
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