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BIG BEN LIFTED TO HAVE ITS 10 YEAR CLEAN IN THE THAMES (2007)
 
every ten years the famous London icon called Ben (big Ben to his closer partners) is unceremoniously hauled from its foundations and plunged into the cold water of the river Thames to be cleaned. There are of course other means to accomplish the cleaning but it's been a tradition for over one thousand years and who would want to interfere with an historic tradition? Ben is cleaned afterwards in a more methodical manner as the river Thames does not have the cleanest water

Big Ben removed from its foundations for a traditional clean being dunked in the Thames

This image is one of thirty three London photos selected for the month of June 2016



 photo by michael crossley (Peckham - Paris - New York)

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