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London from the Thames

The River Thames goes through the city of London, and though in a different way and in a different scale, it reminded of Portland and its Willamette River.   The Thames river goes through this beautiful city, and it’s the longest river … Continue reading

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Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark is in Greenwich and it has been for many years.  But it was damaged by a fire in 2007 and it was just finished its remodel.  And oh my… what a beautiful museum it is.  It has beautiful … Continue reading

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Greenwich, England : The Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory is where the Prime Meridian is. The Camera Obscura: This camera obscura is housed where the astronomer Royal John Flamsteed had a camera obscura to observe the sun.  This was an early time, using a telescope and … Continue reading

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Greenwich, England. The Prime Meridian

After a short walk from the pier, we climbed up to the Royal Observatory. The Shepherd 24-hour Gate Clock: This is one of the earliest electrically driven public clocks.  It was installed here in 1852.  The dial always shows Greenwich … Continue reading

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Greenwich, England. The town.

After getting off the boat that brought us to Greenwich (about 30 minutes from the Tower of London), and visiting the Old Royal Naval Museum, we headed to the Royal Observatory. On our way there, we had fun seeing this … Continue reading

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Boat to Greenwich

To go to Greenwich, we rode the bus to the Tower of London, and took the boat from the Millennium Pier.  The 2-day tour bus pass we bought included the boat ride.  It was perfect. We got there as early … Continue reading

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Old Royal Naval Museum in Greenwich + 1,001 posts

The first stop after the boat ride to Greenwich, was the Royal Maritime Museum.  With lots of hands on cases. Like this one, for people to try a real Tudor armour on, with all its weight on your shoulders. This what … Continue reading

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London : Trafalgar Square + the National Galleries

On our second day in London, when we were still with our friends, we met them at St. Martin in the Fields that morning. Some friends from home had told us about this place.  It has free concerts at lunch time, … Continue reading

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London : the pubs

The day we arrive in London, the World Cup had started already.  The pubs were showing football games  all day.  They always seem busy, but it was really crazy in the evenings.  When everyone after work seem to go hang out in … Continue reading

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London : Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey founded in 960 is right across the street from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Mark and I had been in London before, and with three short days, we had decided to just look at it from … Continue reading

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