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Greenwich

 

(vero;2020-April-25)

Greenwich makes for a great outing from London. The main attraction is of course the Royal Observatory and walking along the Prime Meridian line, but there is a lot to discover: great views of the London Skyline, the famous clipper Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's house. On our first visit we focused on the grounds, enjoyed the views and visited the Maritime Museum. There is just too much to see in one day. Check this website for an overview of what Greenwich has to offer and plan your visit.

Some of the photos in this gallery are panoramas. Press F to expand those pictures to their real size and use the bottom scroll bar to navigate through the picture.

The Old Royal Naval College, the Thames and the buildings of Canary Wharf in the background.
The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich seen from the Thames. This picture is a panorama. Press F to expand the picture to its real size and use the bottom scroll bar to navigate through it. London's skyline seen from Blackheath. From left to right: the Chard, St Paul, the Walkie-Talkie and the Gherkin. This picture is a panorama. Press F to expand the picture to its real size and use the bottom scroll bar to navigate through it. The skyline of London and Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College seen from the Royal Observatory. From left to right: the Chard, St Paul, the Walkie-Talkie, the Gherkin and Canary Wharf behind Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College. This picture is a panorama. Press F to expand the picture to its real size and use the bottom scroll bar to navigate through it. Greenwich's Electric Power Station and over the Thames the O2 shopping and leisure centre. Display of figure heads of British ships at the Maritime Museum. Figure head of a ship at the Maritime Museum. Miss Britain III, a racing power boat built in 1933. In 1934 Miss Britain III set the world record for a single-engined boat of 110.1 mph on salt-water. The aerodynamic body of Miss Britain III. Type-23 Frigate screw propeller. <a target="_blank"  href="https://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/we-recommend/attractions/type-23-frigate-propeller">Description taken from the museum's website</a>: this bronze-alloy propeller was made for a Type-23 frigate, the core warship of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Type-23s were originally designed to patrol the North Atlantic on the prowl for submarines. The propeller is specially made to minimise underwater noise and prevent detection by enemy submarines. Combined with an innovative propulsion system, two low-speed propellers like this give the Type-23 frigate its reputation as an ultra-quiet anti-submarine ship. There are currently thirteen Type-23s in active service in the Royal Navy, making up half of the frigate/destroyer force. Close-up of the propeller blade. Exhibit from the “Traders” room of the Maritime Museum: detail of a Chinese porcelain. Exhibit from the “Traders” room of the Maritime Museum: detail of a Chinese porcelain. Exhibit from the “Tudor and Stuart Seafarers” room of the Maritime Museum. Exhibit from the “Tudor and Stuart Seafarers” room of the Maritime Museum: a coin dating from the reign of Edward VI, son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour (reigned 28 January 1547 — 6 July 1553). Exhibit from the “Tudor and Stuart Seafarers” room of the Maritime Museum. The Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Spot the white dome hidden behind trees on the left of the picture. Canary Wharf seen from Old Royal Naval College. The Thames in-between. The Cutty Sark, a clipper ship built in 1869. See this <a target="_blank"  href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutty_Sark">Wikipedia article</a> for an history of the ship.

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