Nasty, Brutish, and Short
On Saturday, December the tenth, we embarked on a ship to Greenwich pier located in the eastern section of London. Upon disembarking we were greeted by the spectacle that is the lovely village of Greenwich and it various trappings. Overlooking the village, upon the great hill, stood the royal observatory. The observatory and its surrounding complex covers the entirety of the top of the hill. It stands as a monument to classic English architecture.
After arriving at the gates we were greeted by a gentleman who proceeded to give us a tour of the facilities. The tour included the original structure, the museum, and the actual Prime Meridian. Each aspect of the tour was accompanied by delightful commentary regarding the history of time, timekeeping, and navigation. Apart from the gorgeous architecture, the observatory had much to offer in regards to historical significance as well as artifacts to the greatest force in the universe, time. It would be hard to find anyone who would not be interested by at least one part of the tour. Despite the inclement weather all of us on the tour had a wonderful time and would recommend it to any future visitors.