Anyone know what time it is...WE DO!


Who's there?

BIG BEN! That's who! 

See, we really did go! and we might have learned some stuff.
Big Ben is one of the biggest attractions in London. Everyone is secretly thinking to themselves, "why?! It is a clock?" Trust me I understand your confusion. However, this clock is made famous in so many blockbuster hits. Peter Pan, anyone? In this childhood favorite we watched them land on Big Ben as Peter Pan uttered "Second star to the right and straight on til morning."  If you're big fans of Mary-Kate and Ashley, which really, who isn't? You'll recognize Big Ben's appearance in their movie Winning London.  To be honest, we haven't seen James Bond but we like to assume that Big Ben makes an appearance in at least one movie, right? Anyone? No? Okay well moving on, Doctor Who fans, you've seen Big Ben. Apparently they broke Big Ben. So if you catch yourself trying to check the time, get a watch because it's broken. Thanks Doctor Who.  Big Ben is a major attraction and while you can't actually go inside, it's worth taking the time to see it. It is a major icon for this wonderful city and how often do you get to say you've been somewhere everyone in the world recognizes.  

-Jenna Jordan

Everybody always wants to take an epic picture. If you go to the leaning tower of Pisa, you have to get that one picture where you're holding it in your hand.  If you go to the Empire State Building, you want that one picture with your finger on top of the point.  My attempt was to get a leaning/jumping picture..not at the same time because that's dangerous. Kids don't try this at home. But really don't do it.  But when all else fails, and you're tired of taking pictures of things you cannot accomplish, it's okay to give up and chase British pigeons instead.  You might even get lucky and convince Jenna Jordan that it's a good idea.  But back to Big Ben.  Did you know that everyone thinks the clock is called Big Ben? Well they're wrong, it's actually the bell.  So everyone who says Big Ben in reference to the clock, I give you permission to judge them.  Considering I have only lived here a short time, it is totally acceptable to believe me. I clearly know what I'm talking about. Jenna told me to write something nice now, but I don't want to. But here's my attempt: I have been lucky enough to stand where millions of people have wished to go and I got some quality picture proof of it, no matter how ridiculous they might be.  

-Laura Bennett

Jenna Jordan and Laura Bennett