Exterior of Parliament

Pg. 954 Fig. 26-32

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The most famous Gothic revival building in Britain. After the fire and burning of Westminster Palace in 1834, the government opened a competition to design the best building. The commission was given to Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Although the design was accepted by the world , Gothic was usually used in churches because of the religious associations.

Live Impressions:

Way bigger than I thought. Unlike any structure, it juts out with slight verticle bars. Big Ben is out of sight from most of the city, Plus the one whole side of Parliament borders a river. High above Parliament it serves little viewing purpose and is rather unfitting for anything but a high tower.

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