25 January 2010

London is great:Big Ben

Its real name is St Stephen's Tower, but everybody knows this impressive tower as Big Ben. Ben is a nickname for Benjamin. It seems that there were two men named Benjamin then. They were both good and "big" and the tower was named after one of them, to pay a tribute to his kindness.
Tall people are usually kind. Big Ben is also kind. Every year it says hello to the New Year to all the people that gathers nearby.

4 comments:

CMP said...

I didn´t know tall people are kind. I'm glad about that.
I want more photos : ) your photos are different : )

Madalena said...

This photo is mine. You are very kind because you're tall. Didn't you know that?

CMP said...

I Knew this photo is yours : )
I didn´t think about that. I am what I am. : )

Filomena Barata said...

Obrigada, não conhecia a história.
A única vez que fui a Londres não consegui dormir sem a ir ver primeiro, mesmo já de noite.
Abraços para vós.