17 August, 2015

GREENWICH PARK & THE OBSERVATORY \\ PLACES WE GO



While Peter was still in NYC one of our favourite days out was when we explored further into Greenwich Park, discovered Queen Elizabeth's Oak, climbed a couple trees, then hiked hill after hill to the Observatory, where you can see the remaining about 40-feet of Herschel's telescope, Flamsteed House with the Meridian Line in its courtyard, and beautiful views of the park, the Thames, and Greenwich Village.

We then picnicked in the park and kicked a football around and finished the day in the Maritime Museum's children's room.

We decided to save purchasing tickets for the Observatory until Peter was back to enjoy it with us and initially I wondered if we made a mistake to have climbed that whole way and not have gotten the typical tourist shot standing in both the eastern and western hemispheres. But it turns out we actually walked right across where the line should actually be, if modern GPS technology holds any truth. Ha!

Peter's home from America and off to work today. We're all so excited for this new chapter! More on life later. . . Happiest of Mondays, guys!

xo


2 comments:

  1. Oh, can we do this on our visit?? We love these sorts of adventures. <3

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