Palace of Westminster, City of Westminster, London

Photographs of the Palace of Westminster (House of Parliament)



A brief history:



  • The central area for political & religious power in England for over a thousand years. King Canute was the first Monarch to have a palace on what used to be an Island in the swampy meeting point of the Thames River and it's tributary, the Tyburn, which has now vanished. Canute had the palace built next to the church, which was enlarged by Edward the Confessor some 50 years later into England's greatest abbey (Westminster Abbey), giving the area it's name.




Photographs include:



  • The Palace of Westminster designed by Victorian architect Sir Charles Barry



  • Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin



  • River Thames



  • Hungeford Bridge & Golden Jubilee Footbridges



  • Victoria Embankment



  • Old Palace Yard



  • Statue of Richard Coeur de Lion (Richard the Lionheart, Richard I)



  • Gothic Revival (mock-Gothic) facade



  • Thames Path



  • Westminster Bridge

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