Monday, May 18, 2015

Big Ben Baby!!

On Saturday May 16th we went on two tours. One of the Houses of Parliament (oh my gosh!) and the other of Westminster Abbey (holy beautiful)!  

For obvious reasons we were not allowed to take pictures inside of either places. It's extremely sacred. 

Look how close I was! It was an amazing experience. The architecture of the building was spectacular!! And our tour guide was quite nice to look at. (: 

Parliament consists of the House of Commons and House of Lords. We learned that in there they make laws, decide taxes and sometimes scrutinize the Government. 
The history and length of time these ceremonies have been occurring and the tradition that continues just amazes me. Blows my  mind. 

And then the Westminster Abbey, my goodness. I'll be honest the beauty and history almost brought me to tears. 
The Gothic design of the Abbey is nothing like anything I have seen before. So much little detail on each and every inch. It’s truly breathtaking. Something I found extremely interesting here was the royalty that was buried inside the Chapel dating as far back as the 17th century! The memorials are sacred and still today treasured and admired. 
Below are a couple of my best shots! 


  1. I just wish I could have experienced this at your age.
    Your future awaits, Brenna!
    Love you,
    Grandma and Joe

  2. One interesting fact that I found out that a lot of people may not know is that the clock tower isn't Big Ben but is actually called the Great Tower and the bell inside it is what is called Big Ben.