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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Greenwich, UK

On Saturday Brian, our friend Katie and I took a little trip to Greenwich. Home to the Old Royal Naval College, National Maritime Museum and the Old Greenwich Royal Observatory, its just a quick trip from London. We boarded a commuter boat that picked us up at London Bridge, made a few stops along the Thames and then dropped us off right on Greenwich's doorstep a mere 35 mins later.

We began wandering around the Old Royal Naval College. It was so beautiful - large imposing white stone buildings, daffodils and crocuses blooming everywhere, gilded spires...Brian even admitted that it beat the pants off of Kings Point. From there we wandered up to the National Maritime Museum grounds, which were also breathtaking. The acres of green grass and the surrounding park were a joy to see for anyone who lives in a major city. On the top of the hill is the Old Greenwich Royal Observatory, and after a short but steep hike to the top, we took in some awesome views of Greenwich and London in the far off distance.We spent a couple of hours at the Observatory, straddling the Prime Meridian, enjoying two hemispheres at once, and then made our way back into town for some lunch. Greenwich is a super cute little town, has a kick ass market (which has a stall that sells FLAVORED COFFEE, virtually unheard of here in London) and a lot of charm. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up for our trip to Greenwich, and plan on returning very soon!

Blog will be updated soon with a link to our pictures, I highly recommend you check them out!


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