This is the Appollo Victoria Theatre, currently showing 'Wicked'. The story is based on the 1900 novel 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'.
Note that on the clock face there are thirteen hours...
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
Big Ben is actually the name of the bell inside the clock tower. The clock tower is at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. The clock first started running in on 31st May 1859, last year was it's 150th anniversary. It is the largest four faced chiming clock in the world.
The photograph was taken from the South Bank of the Thames.
Friday, 8 October 2010
This cathedral is the oldest Gothic church building in London. It is located on the South Bank of the Thames river, near London Bridge Station.
AD 606 - a convent
AD 1106 - a priory
AD 1540 - a parish church
AD 1905 - a cathedral
Clock makers Gillett and Johnston of Croydon were commissioned to work on this clock.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
This clock tower is in Angel (Islington, London, UK) at the intersection of City and Goswell Roads.
J. Smith & Sons were established in 1780 and were one of the leading Clerkenwell clock makers. The company still exists today but has become Smiths Metal Centres.
42 - 54 St John Square London E.C. 1.
Tel. CLERKENWELL 1277
Metals and Engineering
Aluminium and light alloys brass copper gun metal
PHO 5: bronze nickel silver
In rod, sheet tube, section circles
Nuts: screws silver steel etc"
In and out the Eagle,
That's the way the money goes"
Here is a link to some history about the clock: www.smithmetal.com/history.htm
Saturday, 2 October 2010
A good friend's wedding was today on the naval ship HMS Belfast. I took the following photos while on-board. The chronometer is located in the ship museum. A note described the chronometer as follows: "Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird Two-Days Marine Chronometer, a clock used for navigation, issued to HMS Belfast in 1948"