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The magic of the thames

We visited London's Parliament in November and, despite the cold, the magic of the Thames enveloped us. The absolute calm water reflection shows Big Ben. It's also a perfect place to take pictures, especially for photography enthusiasts who will find that the most beautiful photos are in black and white.
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Palace of westminster

The House of Commons and the House of Lords are located in this impressive palace of Westminster on the River Thames near Trafalgar Square. It is a Gothic Revival building and was designed by architect Charles Barry. It was built between 1840 and 1860. The famous Big Ben, the clock tower of the palace, is here. Your site is very comprehensive and can arrange a free visit when no session in Parliament.
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Palace of westminster

The Palace of Westminster together with Big Ben is a majestic sight. Comparable only to monuments such as the Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty to combine their iconic image with the emblem of the country. Beside Westmisnter Bridge to the Thames and very cercade both Westminster Abbey and the London Eye as you can appreciate the beauty of this magnetizing unique building in the world.
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Seen from the thames

Trip to London, tired of walking and biking we decided to relax with a stroll along the Thames with very nice views along the way. We saw the London Eye (ferris wheel) and continued to Tower Bridge, there and back, it's worth it and don't forget as well as seeing a lot of places you'll save a few pounds.
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Big ben at sunset

I went to Westminster in early Feb. expecting overcast and grey skies. Instead I saw a great sunset behind the houses of parliament which I shot using a long exposure. The other shot shows a bus going over Westminster bridge,
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Amazing!

Amazing!
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The palace of westminster, also known...

The Palace of Westminster, also known as "Houses of Parliament" is the place where the two parliaments of the United Kingdom, the "House of Lords" and "House of Commons". The Palace is located on the north side of the River Thames in London's "City of Westminster" near government buildings of Whitehall. It's a lovely, especially at sunset, where the impressive building takes some colors and shadows further fueling its charm. Across the river we find County Hall and the London Eye, Southbank, very touristic places where you can take a walk.

El Palacio de Westminster, también conocido como "Houses of Parliament", es el lugar donde se encuentran los dos parlamentos del Reino Unido, la "House of Lords" y la "House of Commons".

El Palacio se encuentra en la parte norte del Río Támesis, en el barrio londinense de "City of Westminster", cerca de los edificios gubernamentales de Whitehall.

Es un sitio encantador, sobre todo al atardecer, donde la impresionante construcción toma unos colores y unas sombras que avivan todavía más su encanto.

Al otro lado del río encontramos County Hall y el London Eye, además del Southbank, sitios muy turísticos donde poder dar un paseo.
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From where the world is ruled.

Attracted by the notes of the "tables" of Hndel, toning the omnipresent Big Ben, we approach one of the most emblematic buildings of London. We all know him as the Parliament, although his name is the Palace of Westminster, built in the Middle Ages on the island of Thorney, strategic location on the north bank of the Thames, which soon became the place of residence of English kings. It is said that the first was a sumptuous palace almost comparable to the current. But of course, it arrived the fire, which apparently does not want to leave London throughout its history and destroyed it to the ground. The current also suffered the ravages of the Great Destroyer, because in 1834 a wood fire that practically origin arras building. With TESN and exquisite taste, reconstruy and remodel the building to get the look and elegance of which now boasts given. We take this opportunity to visit the interior, since no meeting today. One of the most impressive places is the Westminster Hall, scene of trials, coronations and even death sentences. If we keep silence and listen well, sure we can or the cry of "Freedom!" William Wallace when issuing his sentence to defend Scotland. The House of Commons, elected by the people and responsible to discuss the main laws seems to be always facing the House of Lords, the blue-blooded stop dealing renovators ne of the common people. Enter the House of Commons is to live the British policy in the first person, because its green seats in the government and the opposition sit as the presiding speaker from the center to No single "hotly" does not occur. Meanwhile, in the House of Lords, we can feel the aftertaste that leaves royalty when in the opening ceremony of Parliament, Queen pronounces a speech before this chamber. Other points of interest are the magnificent center hallway with an impressive vault and mosaics in a discreet and elegant beauty, prceres statues of the Empire, among which is an abominable Margaret Thacher sculpture, paintings, frescoes, galleries and passages as a whole do nothing but magnify the image of superpower that one day had the UK.

Desde donde se gobernaba el mundo.

Atraídos por las notas del "Mesías" de Händel, que entona el omnipresente Big Ben, nos acercamos a uno de los edificios más emblemáticos de Londres.

Todos lo conocemos como el Parlamento, aunque su nombre es el Palacio de Westminster, edificado en la Edad Media sobre la isla de Thorney, lugar estratégico en la orilla norte del Támesis, que pronto se convirtió en el lugar de residencia de los reyes ingleses.
Se dice que el primer palacio era de una suntuosidad casi comparable al actual. Pero claro, llegó el fuego, que parece no querer abandonar Londres a lo largo de su historia y lo destruyó hasta los cimientos. El actual también sufrió los estragos del Gran Destructor, ya que en 1834 una estufa originó un incendio que prácticamente arrasó el edificio. Con tesón y un gusto exquisito, se reconstruyó y remodeló el edificio hasta conseguir el aspecto y elegancia de los que presume hoy en día.

Aprovechamos para visitar el interior, ya que no hay reunión hoy. Uno de los lugares más impresionantes es el Westminster Hall, escenario de juicios, coronaciones y hasta condenas a muerte. Si mantenemos el silencio y escuchamos bien, seguro que podemos oír el grito de " ¡Libertad!" de William Wallace al dictarse su condena por defender Escocia.

La Cámara de los Comunes, elegidos por el pueblo y encargados de discutir las principales leyes parece estar siempre enfrentada a la de los Lores, los de sangre azul que se ocupan de frenar los ánimos renovadores del pueblo llano.

Entrar en la Cámara de los Comunes es vivir la política inglesa en primera persona, ya que en sus verdes asientos se sienta el gobierno y la oposición, mientras el speaker preside desde el centro para que no se produzca ningún "acaloramiento". Mientras, en la Cámara de los Lores, podemos sentir ese regustillo que deja la realeza cuando en la ceremonia de apertura del Parlamento, la reina pronuncia uno de sus discursos ante esta cámara.

Otros puntos de interés son el magnífico vestíbulo central con una bóveda impresionante y mosaicos de una belleza discreta y elegante, las estatuas de los próceres del Imperio, entre las que se encuentra una abominable escultura de Margaret Tacher, pinturas, frescos, galerías y pasajes que en su conjunto no hacen sino engrandecer la imagen de superpotencia que un día tuvo el Reino Unido.
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The houses of parliament, which is st...

The Houses of Parliament, which is still known as the Palace of Westminster, were rebuilt between 1836 and 1860 after a fire. It was at this time that it added Big Ben, the clock tower of London. The Palace of Westminster is the largest parliament building in the world. It has 1,200 rooms, 100 stairs, and over three kilometers of corridors. It is the House of Lords and the Chamber of Commons, less luxurious, the commons are elected by the people, and are 646 members. You can watch the debate by booking online for committees, go to line out, you can not book. It can also mount the top of Big Ben, which is 96 meters high, but the tours must be booked by members for their citizens (!). We climb on foot, the tour lasts one hour, no children under 11 years. English residents can visit the parliament free throughout the year for foreign must book online, only in the summer and the visit is paid, 16 euros. We learn the rules and traditions, that the Lords can not call them as "my honorable friend" and not by name, and the only person allowed to drink alcohol in the chamber is the Chancellor reading the budget of the year! The building is on the royal grounds, which is a bit like being in Andorra. Alcohol is not taxed or cigarettes in bars of the palace you can drink a pint quarter price compared to the pub opposite, which is the Lords many critics of sobriety ...

Les chambres du Parlement, que l´on connait toujours sous le nom de Palais de Westminster, ont été reconstruites entre 1836 et 1860, après un incendie. C´est à ce moment qu´on y ajouta Big Ben, la tour de l´horloge de Londres.

Le Palais de Westminster est le plus grand bâtiment d´un parlement au monde. Il a 1200 pieces, 100 escalier, et plus de trois km de couloirs. On y trouve la chambre des Lords et la Chamber of Commons, moins luxueuse, les commons sont élus par le peuple, et sont 646 membres.

On peut assister au débats, en réservant par internet, pour les comités, il faut aller faire la queue dehors, on ne peut pas réserver.

On peut également monter en haut du Big Ben, qui fait 96 mètres de haut, mais les tours doivent être réservés par les députés pour leurs administrés ( !). On monte à pied, le tour dure une heure, pas d´enfants de moins de 11 ans.

Les résident anglais peuvent visiter le parlement gratuitement toute l´année, pour les étrangers il faut réserver en ligne, seulement l´été, et la visite est payante, 16 euros environ.

On y apprend les règles et traditions, que les lords ne peuvent s´appeler entre eux que par « mon honorable ami » et non par leur nom, et que la seule personne autorisée à boire de l´alcool dans l´hémicycle est le Chancelier qui lit le budget de l´année !

Le bâtiment est sur des terrains royaux, ce qui équivaut un peu à être en Andorre. L´alcool n´est pas taxé, ni les cigarettes, dans les bars du palais on peut boire une pinte à un quart de prix comparé au pub d´en face, ce qui vaut aux lords beaucoup de critiques sur leur sobriété…
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Westminster palace (palace of westmin...

Westminster Palace (Palace of Westminster in English), also known as the Houses of Parliament (Houses of Parliament), is the place where sit the House of Commons and House of Lords in the United Kingdom. The Palace bordering the north bank of the River Thames and is in the London Borough of Westminster. The Palace, a huge complex of more than a thousand pieces, of course contains the halls of the House of Lords and House of Commons, but also the offices of parliamentary committees, libraries, hallways, dining rooms, bars or gyms. It is the site of important state ceremonies, and especially that of the opening of the parliamentary session (the State Opening of Parliament) each year. The Palace of Westminster is closely associated in the minds of the two parliamentary chambers, as evidenced sometimes use the term to refer to the Westminster Parliament.

Le Palais de Westminster ou Chambres du Parlement (Houses of Parliament), est le siège de la Chambre des communes et la Chambre des Lords du Royaume-Uni. Le Palais borde la rive nord de la Tamise et se situe dans l’arrondissement londonien de la Cité de Westminster .
Le Palais, immense complexe de plus de mille pièces, contient bien sûr les salles de la Chambre des Lords et de la Chambre des Communes, mais aussi les bureaux des commissions parlementaires, des bibliothèques, des vestibules, des salles à manger, des bars ou des gymnases. Il est le lieu d’importantes cérémonies officielles, et tout particulièrement celle de l’ouverture de la session parlementaire (le State Opening of Parliament) chaque année. Le Palais de Westminster est étroitement associé dans les esprits aux deux chambres parlementaires, comme en témoigne parfois l’utilisation du terme Westminster pour désigner le Parlement.
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The palace of westminster

Known as "The Parliament (Parliament) is the place to meet both chambers of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and House of Commons). Palace, which is a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO since 1987, is situated on the north bank of the River Thames. Palace initially served as a royal residence, but no monarch has lived there since the sixteenth century. Much of the present structure dates from the nineteenth century, when which the palace was rebuilt after a fire in 1834 that destroyed most of the building is an example of the Gothic style. One of the most striking features of the palace is the clock tower.

El palacio de westminster

Conocido como "The Parliament (El Parlamento) es el lugar en el que se reúnen las dos cámaras del Parlamento del Reino Unido (la Cámara de los Lores y la Cámara de los Comunes). El palacio, que es Patrimonio de la Humanidad nombrado por la UNESCO desde 1987, se encuentra situado en la orilla norte del río Támesis.

El palacio sirvió inicialmente como residencia real, pero ningún monarca ha vivido en él desde el siglo XVI. La mayor parte de la estructura actual data del siglo XIX, fecha en la que el palacio fue reconstruido después de un incendio en 1834, que destruyó la mayor parte del edificio es un ejemplo del estilo neogótico. Una de las características más notables del palacio es la torre del reloj.
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Houses of parliament

Wesminster Palace is the great building attached to the famous Big Ben. You can only be visited on certain days of the week, and admission is not cheap :( But London is well worth going, is what most incredible I've seen in London, and You'll have the opportunity to be inside the halls of british parliament, where they have obviously been great personalities of politics in the UK. They can not take pictures inside, but I can assure you that will not disappoint you!

Houses of parliament

El Palacio de Wesminster es el gran edificio adosado al famoso Big Ben. Solo se puede visitar en ciertos días de la semana, y la entrada no es barata, es Londres :( Pero merece mucho la pena entrar, es de lo más increíble que he visto en Londres, y tendrás la oportunidad de estar dentro de las salas de Parlamento Británico, donde obviamente han estado grandes personalidades de la política de Reino Unido. No se pueden tomar fotos del interior, pero les puedo asegurar que no les defraudará!
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Did not i tell you not to spoil your ...

Did not I tell you not to spoil your vertigo plan. Nor did I tell you that I dreaded every device itself fair, because I know that if a gadget has to fall, it will always be where I mount. So dumb and I gave a fake smile when we bought the wheel and passes to climb. Then everything is forgotten, the unit seems much safer carnivals attractions and the show is so awesome that I forget my perspective sharply towards Parliament. Do not look down, you're ant-size people and the Thames, which seems to call the basket where we as a magnet saying, Come to me, come ...

No te dije que tenía vértigo para no estropearte el plan. Tampoco te dije que me aterraba todo aparato propio de ferias, porque sé que si alguno cacharrito se tiene que caer, siempre será en el que yo monte. Así que enmudecí y te regalé una falsa sonrisa cuando llegamos a la noria y compraste los pases para subir.

Luego todo se olvidó, que el aparato parece mucho más seguro de las atracciones de ferias ambulantes y el espectáculo es tan impresionante que olvido mi perspectiva en picado hacia el Parlamento. Hacia abajo no miro, que está la gente en tamaño hormiga y el Thámesis, que parece llamar a la cestita donde vamos como un imán diciendo: ven hacia mí, ven…
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A royal visit

A massive and impressive because of its size and wealth of Gothic architectural style details in English,. The most famous Big Ben tower is of course the most important is the Victoria Tower which includes all records of the monarchy. Unfortunately it is very difficult to visit the Parliament, it is still just to admire from the outside, from the street, from the bridge, from the gardens, in short every angle.

Une visite royale

Un style architectural à l'anglaise, néogothique, massif et impressionnant de part sa grandeur et la richesse de ses détails.
La plus célèbre tour est Big Ben bien entendu, la plus importante est la Victoria Tower qui regroupe toutes les archives de la monarchie. Malheureusement il est très difficile de visiter le Parlement, on se contente malgré tout de l'admirer de l'extérieur, depuis la rue, depuis le pont, depuis les jardins, bref sous toutes les coutures.
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Information about Palace of Westminster

Palace of Westminster Phone Number
+44 2072193000
+44 2072193000
Palace of Westminster Address
Westminster
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Palace of Westminster Website
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