TQ3877 : The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

taken 6 years ago, near to Blackheath, Lewisham, Great Britain

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Looking down from the same spot as TQ3877 : Royal Observatory, Greenwich. There have been some minor changes in four years, but the crowds at this important historical location are the same.
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (formerly the Royal Greenwich Observatory is best known as the location of the prime meridian. It is situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames.
The observatory was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II. The building was completed in the summer of 1676. The scientific work of the observatory was relocated elsewhere in stages in the first half of the 20th century, and the Greenwich site is now maintained as a tourist attraction.

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Date Taken
Friday, 4 July, 2014   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 8 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Observatory 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3888 7731 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.6625N 0:0.0930W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3890 7731
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