TQ3877 : The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Seen from Greenwich Park the observatory stands in a prominent position on the hill.
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)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens 
Primary Subject of Photo
Observatory 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3890 7732 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.6676N 0:0.0755W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3894 7745
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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