London, United Kingdom. 2019 II

At the beginning of our holiday, we spent a week in London (staying in an apartment in Greenwich) and managed to get around a fair bit.

College Way Gate, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England UK

“Cutty Sark”, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, England UK

One of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. After the opening of the Suez Canal, Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time to Britain for ten years. The ship has been damaged by fire twice in recent years, first on 21 May 2007 while undergoing conservation. She was restored and was reopened to the public on 25 April 2012 but again on 19 October 2014 she was damaged in a smaller fire.

Dedication Plaque, Greenwich Foot Tunnel South, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, England UK

Greenwich Foot Tunnel, Under River Thames, Greenwich, London, England UK

Thames Clippers, Greenwich Pier, River Thames, Greenwich, London, England UK

Greenwich Peninsula, River Thames, Greenwich, London, England UK

River Bank, River Thames, Greenwich Pier, Greenwich, London, England UK

18th Century Turkish Cannon, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England UK

The cannon was originally captured by Admiral Sir John Duckworth from the island of Kinaliada in the Sea of Marmara near Istanbul in 1807.  It was then taken to London and presented to the Royal Naval Asylum, later the Greenwich Hospital School, in the same year, but when the school moved to Suffolk in 1933 the bronze cannon went with it.  The barrel of the cannon was cast in 1790-91 in the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Selim III, while its cast-iron display carriage was made later by the Royal Carriage Department of the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich.

Its decorative plaques mark British naval victories including the Battle of the Nile and Trafalgar. It is thought that it was first presented to the Royal Naval Asylum to commemorate the battles that had created the need for such a school for children whose fathers had fallen in battle for the Royal Navy.

Statue Sir Walter Raleigh, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England UK

The Gipsy Moth Pub, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London, England UK

Old Royal Naval College, River Thames, Greenwich, London, England UK

A World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London, described by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as being of “outstanding universal value” and reckoned to be the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”.

Thames Path, Island Gardens, Greenwich, London, England UK

Intersection of Dartmouth Row & Dartmouth Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Old Garage, Dartmouth Hill, Greenwich, London, England UK

Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Cardigan Place, Aberdeen Terrace, Blackheath, London, England UK

Built 1855 – rental £1,962 pw

Mounted Police, Blackheath Green, Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Blackheath Green, Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Memorial Bench, Blackheath Green, Hare & Billet Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Inscribed: Gerald Maurice Frizzelle 1929-2002 A Magical Grandfather

The Hare & Billet, Cnr Hare & Billet Road & Eliot Place, Blackheath, London, England UK

All Saints Church, All Saints Drive, Blackheath, London, England UK

Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain, Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, London, England UK

Inscribed: 1897 Erected by the inhabitants of Blackheath to commemorate the 60th year of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria.

Goffers House, Duke Humphrey Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

A two bedroom flat in this property is worth around GBP £700,000 (AUD=$1,360,000)

Buenos Aires Café & Bookshop of the Heath, Royal Parade, Blackheath, London, England UK

Street Sign, Tranquil Passage SE3, Blackheath, London, England UK

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