This is the Elizabeth Tower, a clock tower at the side of the Houses of Parliament in London. Big Ben is a bell. It is to be found inside the tower.
Across the River Thames in the heart of London can be seen the Houses of Parliament, containing the House of Commons (the lower house) and the House of Lords (the upper house), where the seat of government for the UK resides.
Many animals, have their own special names for the male and female of the species, and sometimes also for the baby.
A baby swan is known as a cygnet, and does not get its shiny white feathers until it grows up. This one is swimming happily on the River Thames in London.
All London taxis are black. In fact they carry the nickname ‘Black Cab‘.
Well, some of them are not black any more. The one pictured above has been decorated with the Union Jack.
Here is another photo, with the London Eye in the background.
And by night.
There are pizzas, and there are pizzas, and then there is this pizza.
It is a Pizza Margherita and, not unsurprisingly, this tongue-shaped concoction is the large size. By the way, it was all eaten.
Many years ago this would be served in a sheet of old newspaper, and the only condiment would be malt vinegar.
Fish and chips, considered a national dish of the UK, hasn’t changed all that much (except it is now much dearer, even in relative terms), and with mushy peas, tartar sauce and the ubiquitous tomato ketchup, it makes one extremely filling, and farly nutritious meal.
There was even a special molecule made for the London Olympics 2012, a group of five carbon rings bound together (based on the new wonder material, graphene), and named of course: olympicene.