Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Palace of Westminster in London, England

How would you like to see this time The Palace of Westminster in London, England? I would like to ask for apology because the photo is not so good. You can probably see the typical weather in London. The sky is grey and it seems that it is going to rain. A travel tip for you: be sure to always have an umbrella if you are visiting London. Here is a little information about The Palace of Westminster.

The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is a complex of buildings in London. It is the seat of the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons). The palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the London borough of the City of Westminster, close to the government buildings of Whitehall.

The palace contains around 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases and 5 kilometres (3 mi) of corridors. Although the building mainly dates from the 19th century, remaining elements of the original historic buildings include Westminster Hall, used today for major public ceremonial events such as lyings in state, and the Jewel Tower. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Westminster

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