An American architect was visiting London, he was on a business trip but he also wanted to see all the famous buildings in London. The American did not have much time so he stopped a taxi and asked the driver to take him to all the old and famous buildings in London.
The taxi driver drove him to the Tower of London.
“This is the Tower of London. It was a prison in the old days,” he said.
The American looked at the building and said,
“It is so small. In America we could build this in a day”
The taxi driver took the American to Westminster Abbey. He said,
“This is a famous church. Kings and queens get married here.”
The American looked at the old building and said,
“Huh. In America we could build this church in two days.”
The driver decided to take the American to a bigger church so he drove him to St. Paul’s Cathedral. He stopped outside the church and said,
“This is the most famous church in England. The great architect Christopher Wren built this church.”
The American got out of the taxi and looked at the church. “Huh. In America we could build this church in three days,” he said. Next the driver took the American to the Houses of Parliament. “This is where British politicians meet.”
“Huh,” the American said. “We could build this in four days.”
The driver drove past Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth. As the taxi
Passed the palace, the American said,
“Hey. What is this big and beautiful building?”
The taxi driver looked at the palace and said
“I don’t know. It wasn’t there this morning.”