Greenwich across the river
Crossing under the Thames
The grand buildings and grounds of the Old Royal Naval College are spectacular, although the only building I can enter is the chapel
Old Royal Naval College
Across the street, the National Maritime Museum holds over two million items related to the history of Britain at sea, including maritime art, cartography, public records, ship models and plans, scientific and navigational instruments, and instruments for time keeping and astronomy.
National Maritime Museum
Next to the National Maritime Museum, the Queen's House, a former royal residence (for Anne of Denmark, the queen of King James I), focuses on maritime art and the story of royalty in Greenwich.
Queen's House art collection
The Royal Observatory and the time ball
View from the Royal Observatory
Time measurement through the ages
And, I get to see the Prime Meridien, the location of 0 degrees, 0 minutes, 0 seconds of longitude, dividing the globe into the eastern and western hemispheres.
Prime Meridien: one foot in each hemisphere
Walking back to the Docklands Light Railway, I pass the Cutty Sark, a British clipper ship built in 1869, and the quaint streets of commercial Greenwich.
I've seen a lot today: history, art, architecture, science, and technology. But, I think I'll most remember standing on the Prime Meridien.