Tagged with houses of parliament

Water and Freedom

Water and Freedom

Just outside the houses of Parliament in London is this ornate Gothic drinking fountain for humans and dogs. It was built in 1835 by Charles Buxton, MP in commemoration of the passing of the Emancipation of Slaves in British colonies the previous year. It is also in memory of his father Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, … Continue reading

Name That Tune: Big Ben Chimes

Name That Tune: Big Ben Chimes

Big Ben refers to the clock, the chimes and the tower of the Houses of Parliament. It is the most famous free standing clock tower on earth, and the sound of its bell is truly iconic. But like many famous English things, it is not by an English person. It is from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, … Continue reading