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Big Ben.

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Druk1, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Druk1
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    I was in the city yesterday and noticed the clock face is visible again,I put our names down for notification as to when the behind the scenes tours open up again :like:
    Love this city :) Screenshot_20220111_054140.jpg
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    ive been on that--and in the aquarium next door.
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  3. oss
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    Me too, long time ago I took my daughter Gemma and her her friend to both back in the late 1990s.
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    Been to the aquarium a few times, didn't know there was a behind the scenes big ben tour till a few weeks ago, just been into to meet a friend for lunch in Chelsea, its grey and miserable in the city today.
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    We went on the eye a few years ago I thought it was a good flight, also girls walked across the top of the dome which they thought was fantastic,the skyway cable car ride is also a good trip
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  7. oss
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    Must have been 1999 as that's when it was built, Gemma and Nats would have been 13 at the time
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    It opened for paying passenger Feb 2000 it ran for the first time without passengers new years eve 1999 I think as part of the new years eve celebrations
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    I was having a wee earlier looking at Big Ben, can't see it in the pic but I could certainly see it ;) Screenshot_20220117_180950.jpg
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    I just realised :oops: Big Ben isn't a euphemism, I am talking about the clock. :)
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    arent some of the more modern buildings in London an eyesore? Like that ridiculous Gherkin thing. How on earth did that get PP.
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    What gherkin thing?
  13. Druk1
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    Nowhere in London is an eyesore dear chap, nowhere :rolleyes:
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    and this--is it real ?

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    Yes its real you can see it from the South Dock Canary Wharf, Brilliant
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    Yeah that one is brilliant it has a death ray that fries cars :D

    The curvature focuses the sun onto the pavement and fries vehicles and anything else that gets in its way, I think those might be the baffles on the right side they had to install to turn off the death ray :D

    I quite like it too but it is a hilarious engineering mistake :D
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    is that what you call it ?
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    it looks like its melting in the heat.
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    MAD magazine swatted fly cartoon on the architects drawing

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