Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Greenwich


A glorious spring-like day in London saw us heading to Greenwich for a wander round. From the hill where the Royal Observatory is situated you get a stunning view across London. The National Maritime Museum, the Old Royal Naval College and the Queen's House provide a beautiful and historic foreground, originally the site of a Tudor palace where Henry VIII was born. In 2012 they provided the backdrop to Olympic equestrian events. Together they make up a World Heritage Site (like Saltaire). Read more about it here. Across the River Thames you can see the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.

4 comments:

  1. This is my most favourite place on earth! I grew up around here and spent many happy moments in and around Greenwich. I think that this is the best view of London, especially with the Isle of Dogs as its grown over the years. Thanks for the memories! x

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  2. It is a beautiful view! My daughter and I are planning a visit to London this summer.

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  3. Gosh, you made a wonderful panoramic photo here. I went to Greenwich once, but I stayed near the Thames. I don't remember a scene like this.

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