London - Big Ben and Boadicea Statue (21)


London - Big Ben and Boadicea Statue (21)
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower. The tower is officially known as the Elizabeth Tower, renamed as such to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II (prior to being renamed in 2012 it was known as simply "Clock Tower"). The tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third-tallest free-standing clock tower. The tower was completed in 1858 and had its 150th anniversary on 31 May 2009, during which celebratory events took place.
Boadicea and Her Daughters is an outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Boudica by English artist and engineer Thomas Thornycroft, located at the western end of Westminster Bridge in London, United Kingdom. It was cast and erected during 1902–1903, more than 17 years after Thornycroft's death. An inscription on the front of the plinth reads, "Boadicea, Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni who died AD 61 after leading her people against the Roman invader."[3] The right side of the plinth contains an inscription with text from William Cowper's poem Boadicea, an ode (1782): "Regions Caesar never knew, thy posterity shall sway." An inscription on the plinth's left side reads: "This statue by Thomas Thornycroft was presented to London by his son Sir John Isaac Thornycroft CE and placed here by the London County Council, AD 1902."
Height 102.00 mm
Width 145.00 mm
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