Big Ben cleaned
Men cleaning Big Ben,  clock’s been stopped at
high noon (very high) so they can do this

I went into London yesterday afternoon, to Parliament Square, to watch Big Ben being cleaned. But they had finished.

“One door closes, another door opens”: I remembered that the BBC news article about this had a time-lapse video. I found the video and watched the cleaning, This was a much more suitable way anyway for a dull man to watch the cleaning — sitting down at my computer instead of out there with the noisy crowds around Parliament and Big Ben.

I took several photos of the cleaned-up Big Ben. I think it looks much better now, don’t you agree?:

Big Ben 1

 Big Ben 2