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Three London Icons

A cache by purple.haze Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/21/2012
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Red, 35mm film canister, no pen.


** This cache is located within an area frequently patrolled by
Police. Please avoid acting suspiciously whilst searching for it,
and if challenged, explain about geocaching **

The Norman Shaw Buildings on the Victoria Embankment, designed by architect Richard Norman Shaw between 1887–1906, were originally the location of Scotland Yard , headquarters of the Metropolitan Police. Stables for Police Mounted Branch are still located at 7 Great Scotland Yard, nearby. The famous phone number was Whitehall 1212.
The red telephone box, was designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, (Liverpool cathedral and Battersee power station) to commemorate the silver jubilee of George V and was the first red kiosk to be used extensively outside London. The red colour was not initially liked and the Post Office was forced into allowing a less strident ‘grey with red glazing bars’ scheme for areas of natural and architectural beauty. Ironically, some of these areas that have preserved their telephone boxes have now painted them red. In 1952 Elizabeth II changed the 'Tudor Crown' as symbol of her government, to a representation of her actual coronation crown, the ‘St Edward's Crown’ and thus the kiosk’s crown was changed.
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the Palace of Westminster and generally refers to the clock tower as well, although this is really St. Stephen’s tower. The origin of Big Ben may have been Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the installation of the Great Bell, or the English boxing champion Benjamin Caunt.The tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and was completed on 10 April 1858, to become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England. At the base of each clock dial is the inscription: DOMINE SALVAM FAC REGINAM NOSTRAM VICTORIAM PRIMAM (O Lord, keep safe our Queen Victoria the First.)

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Police. Please avoid acting suspiciously whilst searching for it,
and if challenged, explain about geocaching **

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

vafvqr frpbaq cubar obk ba gur evtug, cebprrqvat NJNL sebz Ovt Ora'f pybpx gbjre, nobir cubar, arne prvyvat, oruvaq oynpx cyngr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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