I recently spent a great afternoon with a bride and groom walking around London doing their pre wedding photo shoot at London’s landmarks and other photogenic locations. The time of this shoot was late March, and the day had all sorts of weather – rain, sun, wind and cloud – which provided some brilliant backdrops for the photos. Here’s a High-dynamic-range (HRD) photo from the day of Big Ben at sunset, just before the darkness really closed in.
The name Big Ben is often used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell but the name was first given to the Great Bell.
The Elizabeth Tower, which stands at the north end of the Houses of Parliament, was completed in 1859 and the Great Clock started on 31 May, with the Great Bell’s strikes heard for the first time on 11 July and the quarter bells first chimed on 7 September.