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National Maritime Museum

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    • Day 193

      Uber boats

      November 18, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

      Scout and I went to Greenwich markets after the museum and caught the ferry back to London Bridge ! Super exciting :)
      We stopped to take a photo and heard some girls singing in the apartment balcony sideways above us and so we started dancing from the street with them with our phone flashlights and they saw us and we all were dancing on seperate levels together for a min. Very funny - we laughed the whole way over to Borough markets which I have been to so many times now and we got some mulled cider mm mmm. Love me a good mulled anything. It’s her last day here before she goes to Munich tomorrow 🥺
      And here’s another museum photo from a mirror in the kids section :)
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    • Day 4

      Duck and Waffle & Greenwich 🧭⛵🏙️

      August 12, 2023 in England ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Hoy es un poco painful madrugar para ir a desayunar pero la ocasión lo merece 😄 En plena City of London, subimos al piso 40 de la Heron Tower para ir a Duck & Waffle, un restaurante gastronómico con un mirador 360° 👀

      Tras esto seguimos visitando la City of London, pasando por el amazing Amazon Fresh y la farmacia Boots, two golden gems ✨

      Luego hacemos un paseo en barco hasta llegar a Greenwich 🛥️💨 El tiempo se pone un poco feo así que entramos en una librería Waterstones 😍 en la que compro un libro y me pongo muy contento cuando una trabajadora de la librería me dice "Oh, such a wonderful book" 😊

      Visitamos el Mercado de Greenwich y subimos al mirador desde el cual podemos ver la línea imaginaria trazada por el Meridiano de Greenwich en la Tierra 🧭
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    • Day 141

      Greenwich, England

      May 4, 2018 in England ⋅ 🌙 54 °F

      At London, our final port, we decided that we would spend our time walking near the ship's anchorage at Greenwich. We walked past the Cutty Sark, and visited the Royal Greenwich Observatory with its excellent display about astronomy and the calculation of longitude. I especially wanted to go inside St. Alphege's Church to see the organ played by Henry Purcell. While there, I was surprised to find a monument to General James Wolf, who died at the Battle of Montreal in the French and Indian Wars. After lunch at the Crown & Anchor, a proper English pub, we went back up the hill toward the observatory to see the rose garden. Unfortunately, no roses were blooming, so we came back down the hill to see the wonderful exhibits at the Queen's House and the Royal Maritime Museum. We finished across the street at the Royal Naval College and were awed by its lovely chapel. We were back on the ship for our last night of sleep in our wonderful little stateroom, and ready for an early departure on the morning of May 5, 2018, the official end of our Viking Ocean Cruises Inaugural World Cruise.

      Here are some interesting facts from our cruise:
      Highlights included : 5 Continents, 35 countries, 66 port stops, crossing the equator twice, crossing the international dateline, going through the Panama Canal and Suez Canal. Distance traveled approximately 36,000 miles.
      Some interesting facts:
      Only 476 people did the entire cruise from Miami to London.
      257 people did the cruise from Los Angles to London.
      62,181 Lbs. of Potatoes were peeled and consumed.
      114,633 bread loaves were baked.
      289,137 Bed sheets and pillowcases were washed.
      55,000 rolls of TP were used.
      Most importantly 124,081 bottles of wine were emptied! That worked out to 2.6 glasses per day for each passenger. This was at least double what Viking had expected. I did not get my entire share but others more than made up for it.
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    • Day 7

      Greenwich Park

      June 17, 2018 in England ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      Weiter ging es für uns in den Greenwich Park, direkt am National Maritime Museum und Queen‘s House. Der Park ist so nah an der Stadt und doch so extrem ruhig gelegen und unglaublich toll zum entspannen und auch zum austoben. Viele sind hier mit ihren Kindern am rumtoben, mit ihren Hunden am laufen oder liegen einfach nur im Gras. Vorbei am National Maritime Museum ging es Richtung Parkbank, da mein Knie immer noch sehr weh getan hat. Mit Blick auf das Queen‘s House haben wir uns dann eine Pause gegönnt. 1997 wurden der Greenwich Park und die dazugehörigen Gebäude von der UNESCO zum Weltkulturerbe der Menschheit erklärt. Der Park ist 73 Hektar groß und somit einer der größten der Royalen Parks. Neben dem National Maritime Museum und dem Queen’s House, einem ehemaligen königlichen Palast, befindet sich auf einem Hügel in der Mitte des Parks das Royal Greenwich Observatory. Das National Maritime Museum in Greenwich gilt als das größte Museum der Historie rund um die Seefahrt der Welt.Read more

    • Day 6,136

      48 - Maritime Greenwich

      June 25, 1996 in England ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Der Frühsommer 1996 sah die Umsetzung eines großartigen Planes: eine Woche englischen Sprachkurs in England! An der Schiller International University an einem ruhigen Ort zum konzentrierten Lernen. Nun ja: mitten in London…
      Anfangs noch sehr motiviert, reduzierte sich der Unterrichtsteil immer weiter zugunsten des Sightseeings. Und Fußball-EM war ja auch noch, Halbfinale England- Deutschland 🫣.
      Letztendlich kam aber nur eine einzige Welterbestätte hinzu, in Greenwich…
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    • Day 4

      DLR, Cable-Car and River Bus

      April 3, 2023 in England ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

      What a wonderful day!

      Frosty but sunny London tempted us to be tourists all day making the most of unique public transport options the city has to offer.

      Starting with the DLR which the girls really believed they where driving, as there is no driver and you can sit/stay in the front cabin looking directly onto the railway.
      ⭐️To me it felt a little bit like a roller coaster ⭐️.
      Funny moment here when Emma absolutely convinced described the Thames as “the Rhein” to her sister.

      We then continued, (as you can see in the little 2. video), with the unique cable-car that with its cabins floating over the Thames offering the best view of this town!
      And this is considered public transport! Great!

      A stroll in Greenwich and then up on the Uber-Boat towards the Royal Observatory. Another novel experience for us as it was our first time on a river bus in London! ⭐️amazing⭐️.

      The highlight for Aisha here was the picturesque “Kassurell” and the Victorian dress in the museum they could try on and play with.
      And Greenwich is also the place where Aisha managed to (nearly) get lost twice and was found by “Paw-Patrol-Emma” on the fast scooter ⭐️despite the joke I’m making of it, it was quite scary⭐️.

      What a beautiful day!
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