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The Palace of Westminster shrouded in fog, London 05 Aug 2017

Posted on 05 Aug 2017
The Palace of Westminster shrouded in fog, London
The Palace of Westminster shrouded in fog, London
The Palace of Westminster shrouded in fog, London

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Fog wreathes London's Palace of Westminster, also known as home to the British Houses of Parliament. This building was originally the main residence of the king in the 11th century but was destroyed by fire in 1512. It has since housed the British Parliament. 

Once again, in 1834, the building was struck by fire and rebuilt saving the original structures that remained, including Westminster Hall. The structure we see today was designed by Charles Barry and was inspired by the English Perpendicular Gothic style. It is a rare occurrence to see the palace shrouded in fog.

This article was originally published on 4th December, 2015

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