London Big Ben Wallpaper HD

London Big Ben Wallpaper HD

London Big Ben Wallpaper HD


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Download the London Big Ben Wallpaper for your desktop, laptop, mobile phone, or tablet.  The Big Ben, or the Elizabeth Tower- the famous clock tower located in the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London was finished in 1858.  It is one of the most prominent landmarks and symbols of the United Kingdom.

The tower which has always been called as the Big Ben, was named  the Elizabeth Tower in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in her Diamond Jubilee year.

English architect Augustus Pugin designed the clock tower, and was Pugin’s last successful commission before his descent to madnes and finally his death in 1852.  The tower rises 315 feet high and distinctly showcased Pugin’s Gothic Revival style.  Pugin also designed the clock and the clock dials which is set in an iron frame measuring seven meters in diameter, with 312 pieces of opal glass.

The Big Ben is considered to be one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions.  Tourists must manually climb 334 limestone stairs to reach the top of the tower.  However, only residents of the UK are allowed inside the interior.

The Great Bell – the largest bell in the tower for which it was named measured 2.29 meters tall and 2.74 meters in diameter.  This new bell replaced the original bell and its chime was first heard in July 1859.  There are also four quarter bells in the belfy which play the Westminster Quarters on the quarter hours.

The Big Ben has been featured in different Hollywood films such as in the 1978 film The Thirty Nine Steps.  Other films with scenes featuring the tower are Thunderbell, Shanghai Knights, and V for Vendetta.  It also featured in animated films like  The Great Mouse Detective, Peter Pan and Cars 2.

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