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Monday, 14 July 2008

Beautiful Big Ben

One of the nicest buildings in SL Chelsea is 'The Clock Tower', best known, although incorrectly, as 'Big Ben'. The real life Clock Tower is the biggest four-faced, chiming clock in the world. The tower is situated at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. Big Ben is the name of largest bell inside The Clock Tower, although this is only a nickname, the official name of the bell is 'The Great Bell of Westminster' and its the third heaviest bell in England weighing 13.8 tonnes. As I pass SL Big Ben (which is really SL Clock Tower, but I'll call it Big Ben!!!) quite a lot, I noticed a new teleport station close by. It had a sign saying that you could now teleport to the top of Big Ben and see inside the clock. I clicked on the teleport button and was instantly transported to the bell room. (the top picture shows me looking over the balcony, I'm the dot circled in yellow on the left).

The Big Ben bell is an amazing sight with the four smaller bells all round, a really nice SL build, the architecture is stunning as well, not to mention the view from up there is worth going to see in itself. I noticed there was a staircase behind me so I went down to see what else I could find.

The room below takes you behind the actual clock faces and the detail is fantastic, plus you can still see the lovely view of the Thames and surrounding London buildings through the ornate dials. Take some virtual sandwiches and a flask of tea and stand out on the balcony and admire the reflection on the Thames at sunset, you'll be glad you paid Big Ben (or The Clock Tower!) a visit.


1 comment:

hba said...

I *really* have to see this! I'll try and head over this week.