Late in the afternoon on Monday, I paid a visit to the House of Commons to listen to some good parliamentary debate. I was warned when I arrived that it would take about 1 hour to get through all the lines, but I was undeterred and in the end it was only 30 minutes before I was sitting listening to the House of Commons debate. There were a series of queues, I am in Britain after all. The first of which was outside in the cold, brrr. Then there was a wait in Westminster Hall, which is the largest medieval hall in Europe. Churchill was laid in state here after he died.
|Large stained glass in Westminster Hall.|
|Beautiful wooden arched ceiling in Westminster Hall. The hall was build between 1097-1099, originally the roof was supported by two lines of columns. The present hammer beam roof was reconstructed in 1401, making it the largest timber roof in Europe.|