A historic building….

Lord Norton

The Palace of Westminster is a historic building.   It is a magnificent and awe-inspiring edifice.  Its age, though, can have its problems, not least in terms of maintenance. 

This appeared this week on the parliamentary intranet:

Flooding in Peers’ Lobby

29 Jul 2008

Following Monday’s flooding in the Peers’ Lobby, tours have now resumed using the entire line-of-route.

Magnificence is occasionally tempered by the realities of age.  That, I hasten to add, is a reference to the building and not the members.

2 comments for “A historic building….

  1. howridiculous
    06/08/2008 at 9:28 pm

    Lord Norton,

    Not only is the Palace a historic building it also forms part of the Westminster World Heritage Site.

    I vividly remember my first visit inside the building and how I felt it had been designed deliberately to ‘shock and awe.’ Given all the gilt and ornate decoration I also felt it was the campest club in town. But that is another story.

    I might also add that lots of members of the Upper House are, in my view, most magnificent whatever their age.

    Howridiculous.

  2. lordnorton
    06/08/2008 at 9:41 pm

    Howridiculous: the magnificence of the building may be affected by age, but with the members some become more magnificent with age.

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