Victoria Memorial

After a pleasant walk through St James’s Park, here’s Victoria Memorial, in front of Buckingham Palace. The Palace was closed to the visitors that day. When the flags are on, the Queen is at home, that’s what I understand.

victoria memorial
victoria memorial

vitorial

lion

memorial

gate of buckingham palace
gate of buckingham palace

buckingham gate

flags
the flags are on
canada gate
canada gate

June 2018.

 

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Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian.

hill
Going to Royal Observatory
Royal Observatory
Royal Observatory

“Since the late 19th century, the Prime Meridian at Greenwich has divided the eastern and western hemispheres of the earth – just as the equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres.”

east meets west
Where east meets west

“The Shepherd gate clock, was the first clock ever to show Greenwich Mean Time directly to the public.”

gate clock
The Shepherd 24-hour Gate Clock
Synchronized clock
Synchronized clock
Octagon Room
Sir Christopher Wren’s Octagon Room

June 2018.