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Roughly in the centre of Greenwich Park, and at the top of the hill is a statue of General Wolfe. General Wolfe commanded the British forces at Quebec against the French and won a great victory, at the cost of his life. He was a resident of Greenwich and is buried in the parish church, St Alfege's.
The area around the statue gives a panoramic view over Greenwich, embracing the Isle of Dogs across the river, with the dome of St Pauls and other tall buildings in the City of London.
This photo shows a clock...ie time, but also all the imperial measurements ie a yard, a foot etc.
The Observatory, part of the National Maritime Museum, is one of the most famous features of Maritime Greenwich – since 1997 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors to the Observatory can stand in both the eastern and western hemispheres simultaneously by placing their feet either side of the Prime Meridian - the centre of world time and space.
The photo shows the Prime Meridian line...
The Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line, is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. It was founded by Charles II in 1675 and is, by international decree, the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium (at the stroke of midnight GMT as measured from the Prime Meridian).
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A lot of visitors take no notice of this funny little building. But its in fact the entrance to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel...so you can cross to the other side by walking under the Thames!
Just a better view of the ceiling!
This area is known as the 'Painted Gallery'...and I think was used as a Dining Room...Nelson would have known this area when visiting wounded seaman.
The Royal Navy Hospital was closed down some years ago...parts are now open to the public...and the rest is used by Greenwich University.
This is the chapel...
This is a view of the Hospital after Queen Anne stepped in...they sliced out the middle...so she still had her view!
This building is the middle one of what now makes up the Royal Naval Museum...but originally was a Royal Palace. It had an uninterupted view of the Thames. When the Royal Seamans Hospital was designed...it would have blocked the view. So Queen Anne soon got the Hospital redesigned!
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