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Being Tourists in London, The Cutty Sark and Greenwich

08 May

We’ve had a beautiful day! We’ve been tourists in London, visiting the amazing Cutty Sark and walking around Greenwich so I’m going to tell the story with photos – many more than 3 beautiful things today! Please click on any photo for an enlargement.

The Cutty Sark

The very beautiful keel

Collection of figureheads

Beautiful rustic sculpture, I guess of the family left behind when the sailor went to sea. There is no plaque to give a name or to attribute the sculptor

Keel

Tea chests on the second deck. It was very odd how we both felt the ship was moving!

The Cutty Sark was brought to Falmouth 1922 in and rescued by the Dowman family

From The Falmouth Times 1922 Catharine Dowman was a Suffragette, like my Great Granny!

Beautiful treads on the steps

They kept pigs on board for fresh meat!

Patched wood

One Tree Hill, a viewpoint used by many artists including Turner

Squirrel in Greenwich Gardens

A Triffid perhaps?

Ship in a Bottle at The National Maritime Museum

We’ve gone through The Greenwich Foot Tunnel (not beautiful but very efficient) to see this view of Greenwich from Island Gardens on the North of the river

 

Riding The Docklands Light Railway was amazing! Do you know, the trains have no drivers!!

 
 

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5 responses to “Being Tourists in London, The Cutty Sark and Greenwich

  1. dhphotosite

    May 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    What a great time you guys must be having!!!!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      May 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm

      We are! Tomorrow we’re going to see Babel – A spectacular outdoor show created for a major London setting, BABEL is staged through a unique partnership between WildWorks and Battersea Arts Centre and will feature a cast of up to 300. I’ll post that tomorrow! 🙂

       
  2. The Eclectic LadyBird

    May 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    You got to tour cutty sark! Lucky you 🙂 When I was there it was closed for repairs. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      May 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      If you get another chance, take it! Glad you liked the pictures. 🙂

       
  3. Choc Chip Uru

    May 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Seems like you are having a fabulous time in London – so much artistic medium there 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

     

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