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The Houses of Parliament
03-MAR-2013

The Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament, also known as the Palace of Westminster is the seat of Britain's two parliamentary houses, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
In the middle of the 11th century, King Edward the Confessor had moved his court to the Palace of Westminster, situated on a central site near the river Thames.
In 1265 a parliament was created with two houses: the Lords and the Commons. The House of Lords met at the Palace of Westminster while the House of Commons did not have a permanent location.
After King Henry VIII moved his court to Whitehall Palace in 1530, the House of Lords continued to meet in Westminster. In 1547 the House of Commons also moved here, confirming Westminster as the central seat of government, a position it still holds today.

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Janice Dunn16-Mar-2013 08:53
Been there, done that... What an amazing building
Bill Klein14-Mar-2013 22:44
Excellent silhouette, Jose! V!
Ton T.14-Mar-2013 16:46
Great image with brilliant light! V
Irene Wehrli13-Mar-2013 10:00
Wonderful with the backlight, love the dramatic mood!
Irene
lucanton12-Mar-2013 20:21
Magnifique composition! V
Tom LeRoy12-Mar-2013 12:03
The silhouetted view shows of the palace very well! V
Buba Jafarli12-Mar-2013 06:49
Fantastic mood! Love this imperial silhouette! V.
Gill Kopy12-Mar-2013 03:40
A lovely catch of this familiar sky line ! V
Dennis Hoyne12-Mar-2013 02:43
Your sure get around! Glad to see you are back, with some more outstanding images.
Walter O. Koenig12-Mar-2013 02:41
Nice back lighting on this landmark building. "V"
hge5412-Mar-2013 02:35
Beautiful silhouette. You know as much British history as Spanish.V
Richard Glenn12-Mar-2013 01:09
Glad to have you back Jose, looks like you have been traveling again.
Such a wonderful early evening scene of a gorgeous city. V
janescottcumming12-Mar-2013 00:41
A wonderful backlit shot of these famous buildings. Great sky too! V
Hank Vander Velde12-Mar-2013 00:32
A well captured back lit image Jose.
bill friedlander11-Mar-2013 23:15
Excellent capture, Jose! Great view of all those towers and spires in silhouette! V
Martin Lamoon11-Mar-2013 22:49
Superb. V
My office was in the next street behind!
Daniel Lamothe11-Mar-2013 22:44
Beautiful capture! V
Graeme11-Mar-2013 22:43
Great capture, Jose. Its many years since I last saw these.BV
Carol Rollins11-Mar-2013 22:41
A fabulous composition and mood.
godro11-Mar-2013 22:38
Nice image!
Mildred Alpern11-Mar-2013 21:14
Sensational image, so well seen.
Helen Betts11-Mar-2013 20:59
The classic scene, and beautiful in silhouette. V.
John Reynolds11-Mar-2013 20:58
Excellent view of the Palace of Westminster. V.
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