Tuesday 28 April 2009

UNESCO WHS week: Westminster

Unused, probably bought in the 1980s. 
Houses of Parliament by air
Photo: Aerofilms.  Strangely, to my mind anyway, it was printed in Spain.

Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church together encapsulate the history of one of the most ancient of parliamentary monarchies of present times and the growth of parliamentary and constitutional institutions.

The Palace is one of the most significant monuments of neo-Gothic architecture, as an outstanding, coherent and complete example of neo-Gothic style.

Westminster is a place in which great historical events have taken place which have shaped the English and British nation.
I used to walk past the Houses of Parliament quite frequently for one reason or another, and I would see them from the train going to and from London.  I never tired of the sight.

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  1. Hi Sheila,
    This area used to be a favourtie walking froute for me a few years ago, probably at around the time the photograph was taken.

  2. I haven't been to London for ages! I nead to hop on the Eurostar one of these days!

  3. @Martin, it's a fascinating area, so full of history, and you never know who you're going to see.

    @Marie - and I should hop on a train and visit Paris again. It must be 10 years....

  4. Saying hello Sheila, and sending well wishes your way. God bless.


  5. I love your blog because it brings me to all the places I want to see.. It is a way of adventuring out without having to do so...Thank You

  6. Hello. I am Jane from Philippines and I am also fond of postcards. Would you like to exchange links? mine is http://enajpostcards.blogspot.com

    Great Hugs

  7. I used to view this on my way to and from work everyday. I miss it.


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