Monday, 21 August 2017

Big Ben Goes Silent

                   Big Ben              Mistereez

At 12 midday Big Ben is going silent for 4 years whilst it undergoes repairs.

Seems a shame not to hear the most photographed building in Britain for so long but apparently it's to protect the workers hearing.

There's a bit of a battle going on about it but it will still chime for special occasions such as Remembrance Day & New Year's Eve.


8 comments:

  1. That will be a change for sure. While it will be missed, I can see how dangerous it would be for the worker's hearing.

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  2. I am sure it's chimes will be missed. They are as much a part of London as the iconic bell tower itself.

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  3. I will be missed. I'm just glad, I managed to go in and explore it before it was closed for maintenance!

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  4. I didn't realise that it was still going to chime for New Years day etc. At least that's something.

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    1. Yes it wouldn't be the same if we didn't hear it on New Year's Eve.

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