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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is founded upon a religious site of the 7th century.  A monastery until 1539.  Then an abbey and had the status of a cathedral until 1560. Although it is still referred to as an abbey, it currently has the status of a “Royal Peculiar” and is directly responsible to the monarch.  It has been the place of royal coronation and burial since 1066.

Sited next to the Houses of Parliament ⇒, it is open to the public (for a fee – see the Abbey website ⇒ and history ⇒) but photography is not allowed inside.

The interior photographs that follow are taken from the Abbey website’s photo-gallery ⇒ that provides downloads for personal use.



Flowers at Westminster

Photography is not allowed inside Westminster Abbey (although some have sneaked out here), so I pinched a few flower images from outside.  The camera sees a lot more than the eye and it is always a surprising delight. 🙂


Outside Westminster Abbey - Flower 1 Zoom

 

Outside Westminster Abbey - Flower 1

 

Outside Westminster Abbey - Flower 2

 

 


Palace of Westminster and Big Ben

6 Pics: The Palace of Westminster hosts the UK Parliament’s House of Commons and House of Lords.  Visitor Tours and Photography Restrictions inside, outside is not a problem. 

Alongside is Westminster Abbey. Visiting Westminster Abbey, where photography is not allowed inside.  Both are right outside Westminster Underground railway station.  Nearby, one can take a variety of river tours.

The fine detail of the palace exterior is not often seen, so here are some pictures. 🙂

Westminster 1

 

West 4

 

Westminster Turrret 1

 

Westminster Turret 2

 

Westminster 2

 

Big Ben Close Up