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The Illusion of Movement.
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The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.


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The Illusion of Movement.

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The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.
Mark-Spokes.com | TwitterRevolving Torsion is a kinetic statue/fountain designed by the renowned Russian Sculpture Naum Gabo. The piece itself sits in the Gardens of St Thomas’ Hospital, on the Southbank of the River Thames. Despite the Gardens stunning views, as well as being a very pleasant patch of Green in an Urban environment, for reasons unknown to me, The Garden always seems abandoned, meaning it’s one of the few places in London where you can get amazing views from a quite location.Big Ben is one of London’s most famous landmarks, towering over the city, bells chiming everything 15 minutes, and peeling everyone hour. The name “Big Ben” actually refers to the bell inside the Clock Tower, as opposed to the tower itself, which is now known as Elizabeth Tower (in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s golden jubilee), prior to this it was known simply as the Clock Tower - or incorrectly as St Stephens Tower. The Bell is thought be named after Sir Benjamin Hall - civil engineer, the bell itself weighs a staggering 16 tons, whilst each clock face is 7 meters in diameter.Mark-Spokes.com

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Revolving Torsion is a kinetic statue/fountain designed by the renowned Russian Sculpture Naum Gabo. The piece itself sits in the Gardens of St Thomas’ Hospital, on the Southbank of the River Thames. Despite the Gardens stunning views, as well as being a very pleasant patch of Green in an Urban environment, for reasons unknown to me, The Garden always seems abandoned, meaning it’s one of the few places in London where you can get amazing views from a quite location.

Big Ben is one of London’s most famous landmarks, towering over the city, bells chiming everything 15 minutes, and peeling everyone hour. The name “Big Ben” actually refers to the bell inside the Clock Tower, as opposed to the tower itself, which is now known as Elizabeth Tower (in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s golden jubilee), prior to this it was known simply as the Clock Tower - or incorrectly as St Stephens Tower. The Bell is thought be named after Sir Benjamin Hall - civil engineer, the bell itself weighs a staggering 16 tons, whilst each clock face is 7 meters in diameter.

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The Illusion of Movement.
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The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.
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The Illusion of Movement.

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The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.

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Abstract Architecture. 
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The Great Court of London’s British Museum. Officially known as the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, the Court was opened to the public in the year 2000 and acts as a central hub for the rest of the Museum. The glass and steel roof is made up of 4,878 unique steel members connected at 1,566 unique nodes and 1,656 pairs of glass windowpanes making up 6,100m-square of glazing; each of a unique shape because of the undulating nature of the roof.
The British Museum itself is home to some the worlds most important artifacts, numbering some 8 million works, and is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. Some of the more famous pieces housed here include; the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, and a Colossal bust of Ramesses II
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Abstract Architecture.

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The Great Court of London’s British Museum. Officially known as the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, the Court was opened to the public in the year 2000 and acts as a central hub for the rest of the Museum. The glass and steel roof is made up of 4,878 unique steel members connected at 1,566 unique nodes and 1,656 pairs of glass windowpanes making up 6,100m-square of glazing; each of a unique shape because of the undulating nature of the roof.

The British Museum itself is home to some the worlds most important artifacts, numbering some 8 million works, and is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. Some of the more famous pieces housed here include; the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, and a Colossal bust of Ramesses II

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Lights of the Palace.
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The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.

Lights of the Palace.

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The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.

Art for the Masses. 
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London’s National gallery provides the backdrop to the Iconic Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, the gallery is home to over 2,300 paintings from the 13th century right up to the 1900’s. With works of art from such esteemed artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Vincent van Gogh it is no surprise that it is one of the most famous art galleries the world over, and is currently the fourth most visited art museum (trailing only to the Louvre in Paris, MMoA in New York, and the British Museum which is only minutes away).
Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London. It is in the borough of the City of Westminster, and is therefore within a five minute walk to Big Ben and the Houses of parliament. At its centre is Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square, with one plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year’s Eve. The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France. The original name was to have been “King William the Fourth’s Square”, but Architect George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name “Trafalgar Square”, which has stuck ever since.

Art for the Masses.

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London’s National gallery provides the backdrop to the Iconic Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, the gallery is home to over 2,300 paintings from the 13th century right up to the 1900’s. With works of art from such esteemed artists as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Vincent van Gogh it is no surprise that it is one of the most famous art galleries the world over, and is currently the fourth most visited art museum (trailing only to the Louvre in Paris, MMoA in New York, and the British Museum which is only minutes away).

Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London. It is in the borough of the City of Westminster, and is therefore within a five minute walk to Big Ben and the Houses of parliament. At its centre is Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of statues and sculptures in the square, with one plinth displaying changing pieces of contemporary art. The square is also used for political demonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year’s Eve. The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France. The original name was to have been “King William the Fourth’s Square”, but Architect George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name “Trafalgar Square”, which has stuck ever since.


Wheel of Light | Mark-Spokes.com
The Millennium Wheel, the official name of this famous London landmark is the  EDF Energy London Eye, and is known colloquially as the London Eye. At 120 meters (394 ft) , it was the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world when it was constructed, whilst it no longer holds this particular record it remains the tallest in Europe, and is the UK’s most popular tourist attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people, a year. Since the 2000’s, it had become a focal point of the annual New Years Fireworks display, often featuring fireworks being fired from wheel itself, cementing it’s world famous landmark status.

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The Millennium Wheel, the official name of this famous London landmark is the  EDF Energy London Eye, and is known colloquially as the London Eye. At 120 meters (394 ft) , it was the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world when it was constructed, whilst it no longer holds this particular record it remains the tallest in Europe, and is the UK’s most popular tourist attraction, visited by over 3.5 million people, a year. Since the 2000’s, it had become a focal point of the annual New Years Fireworks display, often featuring fireworks being fired from wheel itself, cementing it’s world famous landmark status.


The Palace of Westminster | Mark-Spokes.com
The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.
P.S. I now have a Portfolio section on my site, you can either click HERE, or visit go to the Portfolio link on the top of my page

The Palace of Westminster | Mark-Spokes.com


The Palace of Westminster (AKA The Houses of Parliament) over look a tranquil River Thames. The Houses of Parliament is most famous for the Clock Tower on the Northern flank, known world-wide as Big Ben. Big Ben however, is actually the name of the Bell held within the Clock Tower, whilst the tower itself is known as the Elizabeth Tower, as of September 2012. The Original Palace was destroyed in 1834 by a fire, and was subsequently rebuilt over the course of 30 years, finally being completed in 1870. The Elizabeth Tower was completed 12 years earlier however, in 1858, and remains to this day as the worlds Tallest four-faced chiming clock.

P.S. I now have a Portfolio section on my site, you can either click HERE, or visit go to the Portfolio link on the top of my page

vashappenin-jasmine-deactivated said: Oh. Okay. Any plans for vacation? What about going to London? Hahaha. Sooooo ... talk to you soon?

No plans really! I’m going to New York City tomorrow, but that’s nothing big since I live so close. My only plans for a vacation are in the summer when I go to Disney! No London plans yet!

vashappenin-jasmine-deactivated said: Oh. Okay. I see. So, it's near Christmas, aren't you on vacation yet? Can't wait to talk to you soon, dear. :) Take care. :)

I am on vacation! Until January 2nd..

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