Today is Big Ben’s 150th birthday. Not sure how a giant clock celebrates it’s birthday but I think that starting by chiming 150 times would be cool (well, not for the neighbours). Big Ben is one of my favourite sights in London. It is quite spectacular to see as it is taller and much bigger than I expected (which is the total opposite of the Mona Lisa painting which is much smaller than I thought it would be).
If you are an iPhone user and love the big clock as much a I do, then you can download your very own Big Ben app for FREE today only. Otherwise, you can enjoy some pictures I have taken of my favourite timekeeping landmark.
On a side note, if you are a tourist and go to see Big Ben, watch your pockets as I hear it is a big place to get pick pocketed. It is quite smart if you think about it – a bunch of tourists get dropped off in front of the clock, gaze upwards ignoring their pockets and the fresh stack of British pounds they just took out of their hotel safe….tempting.
On another side note, it is also my Father in law’s birthday today as well so, Happy Birthday!!. I must point out however that he isn’t turning 150 and isn’t bigger or taller than I expected 🙂