University of Greenwich | London, England

You have certainly all heard of Greenwich in London United Kingdom. Usually in the context of the zero meridian or the time zones. Some of you may already remember my photos from the Greenwich Promenade in my home district Berlin-Tegel. Both districts are twinned (but I didn’t find any mention of my district over there…). But only a few have actually visited Greenwich – it’s not really on the list of things to do on a weekend trip to London.

On Google+, however, I was urged to pay Greenwich a visit. From a hill, you supposedly have a great view over the old university and the new skyline in the docklands. But unfortunately, no one could tell me that the park closes in the evening. So I stood in front of the locked gates and had to resign from pictures of the sunset – which fortunately wasn’t too great anyways.

As chance would have it, we lost our way when we went up the hill. Instead, we directly passed the university and found this beautiful spot. It’s almost what I had in mind, so we came back there to capture this wonderful afterglow.

Greenwich University

Greenwich University is a public university located in Greenwich, London. It was founded in 1890 as the Woolwich Polytechnic and later became Thames Polytechnic. It gained university status in 1992 and was renamed the University of Greenwich. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across various subjects, including business, engineering, science, and humanities. The Greenwich campus is located on the site of the Old Royal Naval College, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

More information about Greenwich in London

Greenwich is a district located in the southeastern part of London. It is most famous for being the home of the Prime Meridian, which divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western hemispheres. This is where you can literally stand with one foot in the eastern hemisphere and the other in the western hemisphere. It is truly a unique experience that attracts tourists from all over the world.

In addition to the Prime Meridian, Greenwich has many other attractions to offer. One of the most notable is the Royal Observatory, which is located on a hill overlooking the city. It is a historic building that has been in use since the 17th century, and it is home to many important astronomical instruments and artefacts.

Greenwich also has a rich maritime history, as it was once a major centre for shipbuilding and naval operations. The National Maritime Museum is located here, and it contains a wealth of exhibits and artefacts related to this history.

If you’re looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of London, Greenwich is the perfect place to go. It has a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, with plenty of green spaces and parks to explore. The Thames Path runs through Greenwich, offering a picturesque waterfront walk with views of the river and city skyline.

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Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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