The Royal Observatory Of Greenwich

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The Royal Observatory Of Greenwich

Postby koimaster » October 18th 2016, 10:07am

The Road Through Britain Episode 5: The Royal Observatory Of Greenwich


Sadly, every journey must come to an end, and ours was no exception. After spending 12 days on the road, covering more than 1,000 miles across Great Britain, including quite a few parked in a ferry as we drifted across the Irish Sea, the finish line was in our sights. And, lucky for us, it was conveniently marked right there on the ground. The Greenwich Meridian would signal the end of our epic road trip.

Of all the stops we had made, this was the only one I had made before. Many years ago, when I was about nine years old, my parents had dragged my sister and I up the hill in Greenwich Park to the Royal Observatory to take photos with our feet on either side of the Prime Meridian – longitude zero degrees – as if we were being split in two between the East and the West. It's the classic tourist shot, and one that never fails to charm parents.

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