London – Day 2

After yesterday’s adventures we slept good. Woke up, had breakfast and with another sunny day stretching out in front of us we decided to make our way to Greenwich to see the sites. This starts with a quick Tube ride to Westminster

Big Ben and Parliment

Then a walk past the London Eye to get to the ferry

London Eye

And then it’s a 45 minutes ferry ride down the Thames to get to Greenwich.

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Headed to Greenwich

Along the way we spotted a dazzle ship. Apparently these are part of an art installation where the ship is painted in specially-commissioned ‘dazzle’ designs to pay homage to artists’ wartime contribution.

Dazzle Ship London - Tobias Rehberger - HMS President

We visited the Painted Hall in the Old Royal Naval College which was really interesting to see.

Painted Hall | Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

This gave me the opportunity to take some wide angle shots using the technique of setting a timer on the camera and placing it on the floor facing up. It’s the best way I have found to get some of the amazing details present in ceiling paintings.

Painted Hall | Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

Painted Hall | Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich

From there we made our way up to the observatory so we could stand on the Prime Meridian

Prime Meridian in Greenwich

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Then we went down to the Maritime Museum which was interesting, but no photography allowed. But there was a large ship in a bottle on display in front of the museum

Ship In A Bottle - National Maritime Museum

We grabbed a late lunch and then headed back to our hotel. We’re taking it easy tonight as we have run ourselves just a little ragged. Tomorrow should be a good day for hitting some of the museums.

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