Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich

It was a "brilliant" sunny Sunday so we decided to take a ferry ride up the river to Greenwich. We boarded at the Westminster dock just across the river from the London Eye and the Aquarium...close to Rick's office!

The Royal Observatory is home to the world- famous Meridian Line, Longitude 0. It sits high on top of a hill with an incredible view of the River Thames with London in the background. We also toured the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House with it's magnificent Tulip Stairs, a spiral stir case with no central support column. As you can see, our tour guide didn't talk much but he sure looked authentic!

1 comment:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love that picture of the staircase... I may need to 'bloglift' it in the future.

(blog talk for borrowing)