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England

London

When i was planning a trip to Europe i knew the first stop had to be in London which is in the UK just off the west coast of Europe. London has so many different sights to visit from palaces to museums. I chose to visit the palace of westminster which, after a fire in 1512 that caused henry VIII to move out, was renamed the house of parliament. I thought the palace of westminster was a very well designed building, like a lot of the buildings in london it is old but has been preserved well. Its right next to big ben which you have to be a UK resident to tour. I learned the palace of westminster is considered a iconic landmark for London. In england they have a parliamentary monarchy which means that country is ruled by a king or queen but they do not get involved with most politics. Which is good because england has over 62 million people. After i visited the palace of westminster i decided to see the westminster abby, where monarchs are crowned and buried. The westminster abby was a interesting sight, it looks like a palace that the queen or king should live in. I learned it was actually designed in 1065 but wasnt completed until 1500. Before i left England i decided to go see stonehenge, Im not sure what it was supposed to be, but most scientists think it was a type of calender for people in ancient times.
palace of westminster

palace of westminster

westminster abby

westminster abby

Stonehenge

Stonehenge

Posted by shelby hrapchak 06:56 Archived in United Kingdom Comments (0)

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