General Wolfe statue
the General Wolfe statue is part of Greenwich , London Borough of Lewisham , Greenwich Park .
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Made by Marc-John Photographic
Thames Path walk east from South Bank to Greenwich Walking really is the best way of sightseeing, so with this in mind I decided to follow the Thames Path east from the South Bank at Blackfriars Bridge the 6 or so miles to Greenwich. The picturesque town of Greenwich is situated on the Greenwich Peninsular approximately 5 miles South East of Central London. Greenwich is most renown for it's maritime history and giving it's name to the Greenwich Meridian (0° longitude) and Greenwich Mean Time. During the 15th Century Greenwich became the site of a Royal Palace, The Palace of Placentia, birthplace of both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, which fell into disrepair after the English Civil War and was rebuilt as The Royal Naval Hospital for Sailors by Sir Christopher Wren. In 1873 the buildings of the Royal Naval Hospital became the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, and remained a military training establishment up until 1998 when they passed to the Greenwich Foundation - which leased parts of the estate to Greenwich University and Trinity College of Music. In 1934 the building of the former Royal Hospital School became The National Maritime Museum. The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, home to Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian,was established in 1675 by King Charles II at the top of the hill leading up to Greenwich Park and after several relocations is once again home of the Royal Observatory as part of the National Maritime Museum.
The Royal Observatory
Made by jaremfan
Panoramic view of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, UK. Best viewed . www.nmm.ac.uk/about/history/royal-observatory/ The Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line, is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. It was founded by Charles II in 1675 and is, by international decree, the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium (at the stroke of midnight GMT as measured from the Prime Meridian). The Observatory is now part of the National Maritime Museum and is one of the most famous features of Maritime Greenwich – since 1997 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors to the Observatory can stand in both the eastern and western hemispheres simultaneously by placing their feet either side of the Prime Meridian – the centre of world time and space. The Observatory galleries unravel the extraordinary phenomena of time, space and astronomy, the Planetarium lets visitors explore the wonders of the heavens and Flamsteed House, Sir Christopher Wren’s original building, also has London's only public camera obscura.
Made by OliverN5
General James Wolfe (2 January 1727 – 13 September 1759) was a British Army officer remembered chiefly for his victory over the French in Canada. Following his success at Louisbourg he was made commander of a force designated to sail up the Saint Lawrence River to capture Quebec. After a lengthy siege Wolfe defeated a French force under Montcalm allowing British forces to capture the city. Wolfe was killed at the height of the battle by a French cannon shot. Wolfe's part in the taking of Quebec in 1759 earned him posthumous fame and he became an icon of Britain's victory in the Seven Years War and subsequent territorial expansion. This statue of him overlooks the Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
Greenwich Power Station_6042307
Made by KhE 龙
Greenwich Power Station was originally fired by coal delivered to the huge coaling jetty and ugly white-painted bunkers visible on the west side of the Station. It was built by the LCC to provide power for the London tram network. It then became the backup Station for Lots Road Power Station which supplied the London Underground. However, Lots Road was decommissioned in 2001 whereas Greenwich has been refurbished, and is now powered by gas. London Underground power now normally comes direct from the National Grid. www.gasworkstodome.org.uk/archive/greenwich_power_station
Made by Stuart Chalmers
Stitched together using Microsoft's ICE, this was taken at the Greenwich Observatory looking down towards the Thames. There are some stray 'ghost' legs and bits of people but they were moving around as I was taking the parts of the panorama, so couldn't be helped...
Made by penjelly
The red time ball on top of the Flamstead House is one of the world's first visual time signals. It was installed in 1833 to enable navigators on ships in the Thames to check their marine chronometers. The time ball drops daily at 1300hrs. It is raised halfway up the mast at 1255hrs as a preparatory signal and to the top 2 minutes before it drops.
WEEK 8 OF 52: Park Life
Made by stephen1981
Julia has just started some freelancing work for a travel guidebook. We took a research trip to Greenwich Park - it was cold, grey and drizzly but the crowds were still out in force by the Royal Observatory. The statue is of James Wolfe; the victor of the Battle of Quebec in 1759. Canary Wharf is on the skyline in the distance.
Made by JeffOliver
Scenic location shot has changed a bit since last month. Nothing to do with the seasons, but they are 'refurbishing' the hill! Not sure if it's connected to the Olympics? www.JeffOliver.co.uk
Made by adamwood.co.nz
Elderly tourists, mostly enjoying the warmth and the view. The guy bottom centre between the 2 ladies doesn't seem to be however. See more at Adam Wood / Photo
General James Wolfe, Greenwich Park
Made by Eberle_cast
An HDR (High Dynamic Range - Exposure) photo of the Statue of General James Wolfe in Greenwich Park... right next to the Royal Observatory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wolfe
Made by Keithm1
Standing under the statue of General Wolfe outside the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park and looking down from the hill is one of my favourite views. Here's the city laid out to see under low cloud on a very fresh January day
Made by martyncoup
Panorama of 7 shots taking from Greenwich Park with The City on the left and Canary Wharf in the middle. You can also see the new Olympic Stadium on the right (as above) which is ready for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
looking out over a cloudy city
Made by gmfoto
Taken from Greenwich Park, up near the observatory I am annoyed with my self that I didn't think to ensure I included the main part of the queen's house, blocked by the man on the right hand side.
Made by lares2007
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Made by pic fix
This was a single shot of a stormy sky over Canary Wharf, the post apocalyptic look was achieved with a little colour shift with some filters in the processing.
Couple in Evening Sun
Made by Destinys Agent
On a pretty cold afternoon in Royal Greenwich Park I spied this couple getting to know each other. They were oblivious to everything around them.
Enjoying the view
Made by Tim Robinson
Taken from just next to the Observatory, along with these other photographers. It wasn't so busy this weekend so I was able to get a clear shot.
Made by mongolito404
A panorama of the view of London from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park. Stiched with Hugin, exposures merged with enfuse.
At the viewpoint
Made by Vaidas M
People enjoying London's skyline at the viewpoint near the royal Observatory in Greenwich minutes before the park's closure.
as time goes by
Made by Maharepa
London 2003: The old man, Greenwich Naval College and some modern architecture on the Isle of Dogs in the background.
Nearest places of interest:
|Great Equatorial Building|
Peter Harrison Planetarium
Prime Meridian on World Geodetic System
|Queen Elizabeth s Oak|
Time Team Excavation Site Greenwich
Royal Greenwich Observatory
Time Ball - Royal Observatory, Greenwich