Pathwalker (pathwalker) wrote,

Yesterday we took the train out to Greenwich in the morning.

We spent some time wandering around the Royal Observatory (yes, I jumped back and forth accross the Prime Meridian, and there is a picture of me standing with one foot on each side of the line). I have never seen that many clocks in one place - they have on display all of the old master clocks that have been used by the UK - ranging from huge sealed vacuum bottles with a complex mechanical clock inside, to an atomic clock.

It was quite impressive - some of those old mechanical clocks - which could compensate for changes in temperature, pressure, etc - are amazingly complicated.

Afterwards, we went to our main purpose for heading out to Greenwich, to attend the final recital of a friend of Andy's who was getting ready to graduate from the Trinity College of Music at the University of Greenwich. It was quite impressive.

After returning to the main part of the city, we ate dinner at a random indian restaurnt, and then went to see The Madness of George W.

I'll post more about that later, as this is a high rate time for the kiosk.

Afterwards, we went out to a local pub.

I have to say, what gets passed off as Guinness in the US is crap compared to the real thing.
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