Wednesday, August 24, 2011

London: Friday

Friday we decided to give our feet a little break and take a cruise up the Thames to Greenwich. There's lots to see there, including the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Old Naval War College, and the Cutty Sark (thought we didn't really see the last one).Big Ben

London Eye

Cleopatra's Needle

St. Paul's and the Millennium Bridge.

Memorial to the great fire. Our guide called it the giant candle.

Tower of London from the river.

Traitor's Gate at the Tower of London.

Going under the Tower Bridge.

A traditional Thames barge.

Hello Daniel!
The Royal Observatory. Sadly, I did not take a picture of the meridian line.
Telescope in the observatory.

The view down from the observatory. The Queen's House in the middle and the National Maritime Museum off to the left. Canary Wharf in the distance, across the river. You can see that they're doing some work, like everything else due to be finished by 2012, so we had to walk the long way around.

A barge in the National Maritime Museum

The Queen's House
The Tulip stairs in the Queen's House

Old Naval War College looking out toward the river and Canary Wharf.

Family in front of the Old War College. Queen's House in the background.

Carving on the Old War College - it was built in the time of Charles II.
And what do we do when we get back to the hotel room? First we eat our dinner - fourth night in a row we got sandwiches from Pret a Manger. Then, we read.
Next: Our last full day! National Gallery and Horseguards.

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