Did you see the Eclipse? If so - let me know where you were. Sadly we didn't see anything over in the land of scones and crumpets. Not that we would have anyway, as it was lovely and cloudy! Still, today was the day the mighty Big Ben bell stopped bonging for the next four years. Although it will still be used for special occasions, including New Year's Eve and Remembrance Sunday. The 13.7-tonne Great Bell has sounded on the hour for 157 years and last fell silent in 2007. The Great Clock it forms part of is to be dismantled and repaired.
It's caused a bit of kerfuffle in Britain... people saying it's a disgrace, others that it's just a bloomin' bell and there are plenty of other things to worry about. And that's true, but us Brits do like to have a bit of a moan about such things. And I had a lovely collection of messages the last time I mentioned this! I wasn't planning on posting this evening but saw this lovely shot via the @history Instagram page and couldn't resist. Even without the sound, this wonderful view is truly magical. Have a great evening! 🇬🇧 Visit Blimey.com (see link on my profile) to read more! Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧