05 September 2017

London trip, day 7

May 9, Tuesday.

Today we tubed to Westminster station and found a hop-on-off river cruise to Greenwich, about an hour long cruise. Why not?! We enjoyed the cruise and then we enjoyed Greenwich. (I left my camera at home, so today's photos are from my iPhone.)

The first thing we come to after we depart our cruise boat is this sailing ship.

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We went inside the Royal Naval Museum. This painting is by David James!

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Here is a navy uniform.

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Next we walked across a big lively park and up to the Royal Observatory.

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Just outside the observatory is the Meridian that marks Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT. This is the standard for world time: When the sun is at its highest point exactly above the Prime Meridian, it is 12:00 noon at Greenwich.

People around the gate leading to the meridiam.

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My feet, one on each side of the meridian.

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John, one foot on each side of the meridian.

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We had lunch in Greenwich, then strolled around the area and went to the bazaar. The bazaar had tons and tons of little shops under a big cover. Too much stuff! Crowded! But interesting. Tired, we went back to catch the boat back to the subway and finally to our hotel. We ate dinner at Nandos again because we liked it a lot.

I took some photos of our room.

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It was small, but plenty of room for us. It was clean and functional. No complaints!

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