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EUROPE-UNITED KINGDOM/England-London-Westminster 

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

 

From 'The Bonnie Scotland'1988, Colourful London A.N.Court 1971,

 

Buckingham Palace
    Westminster




 The Royal Standard flying over the sign that the Queen is in residence. This 18th century house was purchased by George III in 1762, rebuilt later by Nash, and since 1837 it has been continuously used as the official London residence of the sovereign. One of the most photographed building in the world is adjacent St James's Park. A picture from the nineteen/forties, when the sentry/boxes were outside. Nowadays they are inside the forecourt, so no longer overwhelmed by camera. Music Room designed by Nash, the decor includes eighteen columns of deep/blue scagliola with gilt Corinthian capitals and very fine immense chandeliers.

 

Trafalgar Square & Nelson's Column
    Westminster



 Nelson's Column is 170 feet of height.

 

National Gallery
    Westminster



 Bronze Lion and the National Gallery-architect by William Wilkins in 1838. Photo by Jungryul Kim(#1,2/2007).

 

Admiralty Arch
  
 Westminster, London



 Design by Sir Aston Webb and completed in 1911 as part of the national memorial to Queen Victoria. Photo by Jungryul Kim on September 2007.

 

House of Parliament
  
 Parliament Square, Westminster




 London's seat of government-designed by Sir Charles Barry & August W.N.Pugin won the competition,1836-68. The reconstruction of the palace of Westminster, following a fire in 1834, was dictated by what was left behind-the medieval Westminster Hall and Abbey-and by the site itself, with its long frontage overlooking the Thames. Begun in 1840, the work was completed in 1865, and it represents the triumph of neo-Gothic architecture in public monuments over 8 acres. The House of Lords is an ornately furnished chamber with fine carving and frescos, some depicting incidents in English history, others symbolie of virtues. Photo by Byunguh Yu(#1/1994, #2,3/1996).

 

Big Ben
    House of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster



 The Clock Tower is over 300 feet in height and each of the four clock-faces has a diameter of over 22 feet. Photo by Jaewook Yu(#1,2/2005), Byunguh Yu(#3/1994).

    

Portcullis House/New House of Parliament
  
 Parliament Square, Bridge Street, Westminster



Architect by Michael Hopkins on 2001. Photo by Jaewook Yu(#1/2005), Jungryul Kim(#2/2007).

 

Westminster Abbey
    Westminster




 Established in 1045 to circa 1400, most famous cathedral in London. Construction system was cut stone bearing masonry, style was English Gothic with Benedictine planning. A major landmark in London, and the site of coronation for the English monarchy.The abbey was started in about 1045 by King Edward I, who consolidated Norman influences and the English kingdom. The abbey continues as an active site of worship today. Photo by Jaewook Yu on 2005.

 

St. Margaret's Church
    Westminster Abbey, Westminster



 Consecrated in 1523, is the third on the site. Since 1614 St Margaret's has been the church of the house of Commons. Windows commemorate Caxton and Milton, 
who worshipped here, and Raleigh, who is buried in front of the altar,
under the glorious window made for King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon in c1520. Photo
by Jungryul Kim on 6 September 2007.

 

Royal Albert Hall
    Westminster




 The most popular concert hall in London, is a large circular amphitheatre which can accommodate up to 10,000 people. Hall was opened in 1871. Photo by Jisook Park(#1,3-5/2003)who member of CFC, Jeonghun Oh(#2/2004).

 

Royal Albert Hall
    Westminster



 
Opened in 1872, with the statue of Albert ceremonially 'seated' in 1875, the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion containing a statue of Prince Albert facing south.The most The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who died of typhoid in 1861, and designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic revival style. Photo by Jungryul Kim on 6 September 2007.

 

Hyde Park/Royal Park
    Westminster

 

 Photo by Jaewook Yu on 2005.

 

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
    Royal Park, Westminster

 

 Photo by Jaewook Yu on 2005.

 

St James's Park
    Royal Park, Westminster

 

 Photo by Jaewook Yu on 2005.

 

Royal Regiment of Artillery Memorial
    Royal Park, Westminster

 

 Photo by Jaewook Yu on 2005.

 

Wellington Arch
    Royal Park, Westminster

 
 

 Photo by Jaewook Yu on 2005.

 

Cabinet War Rooms
    Clive Step, King Charles Street, Westminster

 

 Government building. Photo by Jungryul Kim on September 2007.