In London began the cleaning of the dials of the famous Big Ben
19 august 2014, 23:33 1016 views



According to the chief time Paul Robertson, this work requires special skill and care. Each dial and four of them made up of 360 finest glasses on the technique of stained glass. Their thickness does not exceed 2 mm, because the original clock was illuminated with gas.
When washing dials it is important to consider the wind, so as not to damage the structure,

Built in 1859 tower of Westminster Palace, where there are now houses the British Parliament, periodically changed its name. Two years ago it got the name of the reigning monarch of Queen Elizabeth II. Before the tower was officially called Time, and unofficially-Big Ben-with the name of the main hour bell.

Let us add that at the time of the cleansing of the dials, moving of the main clock of the United Kingdom will be stopped. Reports