Where’s the Big Ben? #WordlessWednesday 21

The Big Ben is in hiding.

This is quite a sight. Isn’t it?

We traveled to London in the autumn break this year so as to show Dhruv what he had seen at the age of 2 and 3 but was too young to remember. Initially, it felt like a disappointment to see the Big Ben under repairs and renovation with only the clock face visible. Later, it struck as an experience of a lifetime to see this historical monument in this state because history needs preservation.

You can read more about the Big Ben under renovation here.

Linking this post with Wordless Wednesday hosted by Esha M Dutta and Natasha Sinha

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  1. When I went to Prague I had a similar experience of seeing the Prague Astronomical clock in this state. I was quite heartbroken. Roz roz kahan Prague jaungi..ekbar gayi woh bhi clock acche se dekh nahi payi 😦


  2. That’s a good point. You didn’t get to see Big Ben in its full glory but you were able to witness it getting dressed up, well, sort of. πŸ™‚


  3. Oops, that is some. major renovation. I have fuzzy memories of the Big Ben as a child, when we lived in UK. I was pretty much in awe with the structure.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us at #WW, Anamika. Loving your posts.


  4. Oh yes, I remember reading about the repairs. I am sure a bummer for the tourists but history getting preserved so all’s good. How was Dhruv’s reaction?


  5. Oh, this is like Big Ben playing Peek-a-boo with everyone!! Honestly, I couldn’t tell it was Big Ben with all that scaffolding around it. But, I guess grand historical structures need quite elaborate maintenance checks and renovations! I know it can be a disappointment but come to think of it, next time, you will be greeted by a shining Big Ben ready to welcome you to London. Thank you for this lovely post, Anamika. Thank you for joining us for #ww! πŸ™‚


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