Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Photo of the Day: The Clock “In the Middle of the Town”

"How can you ever be late for anything in London? They have a huge clock right in the middle of the town." —Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel Live, March 5, 2013

I took the photo accompanying this post in late January 2013, on a short but intense business trip to London. But Big Ben began operating on this date a long time before that—on this date in 1859, to be exact. 

At the time, it embodied the latest in clock technology—and it still happens to be awfully good in that regard. But nowadays, it’s also seen--rightly--as an architectural landmark.

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