|UNESCO #795 - National Maritime Museum, Greenwich - ENGLAND|
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Maritime Greenwich, London - ENGLAND - UNESCO # 795
Eduardo is a portuguese postcrosser I've met in the official forum. He went recently to London and, to my surprise, I've received today 3 nice postcards sent from there - all UNESCO! This one is from the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich (the one that set the clock time worldwide) a place that he loved in his tour. Thanks a lot Eduardo for remembering me and make my collection rise to 168, only 813 missing. This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
The ensemble of buildings at Greenwich, an outlying district of London, and the park in which they are set, symbolize English artistic and scientific endeavour in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Queen's House was the first Palladian building in England. The park, laid out on the basis of an original design by André Le Nôtre, contains the Old Royal Observatory, the work of Wren and the scientist Robert Hooke.