2 years in Greenwich

I cannot believe we’ve already been living here, in Greenwich, for 2 years! And still loving it 🙂 I took so many photos, I met so many nice and interesting people, I walked around so many times. I am continuously fascinated by its views, colours, people and history.  We found here so much more thanRead More

The Changing Greenwich

Greenwich is continuously changing, with many new developments being added all the time. I’ll try to collect here information about some of the main ones. 1. Greenwich Peninsula: huge development area, with mixed use for residential, office, public, hotels, schools, retail, health-related (see on council website). More details: http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/londons-ultimate-village-greenwich-peninsula-9784838.html https://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/housing-land/land-assets/greenwich-peninsula http://www.knightdragon.com/greenwich-peninsula/current http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ba600c22-55b7-11e4-b750-00144feab7de.html#slide0 http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/downloads/download/434/greenwich_peninsula_west_masterplan http://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/ http://www.rsh-p.com/work/all_projects/greenwich_peninsula_masterplan 2.Read More

Wildlife in Greenwich Park

This weekend we went to ‘record’ the arrival of autumn in Greenwich Park. Yesterday was a beautiful day and we not only captured lots of autumn colours but also some of the inhabitants of the Park: parakeets, pigeons, squirrels, ducks and deer. Here are some of the highlights:

Tall Ships Festival 2014

Over the past 4 days Greenwich hosted the Tall Ships Festival. While I wasn’t sure initially what to expect I totally loved it! I spent every day going down at the Thames to watch and photograph the ships. On Sunday evening, when the weather turned amazing and we went to the Isle of Dogs side,Read More

Greenwich in art

Triggered by seeing a Turner painting of Greenwich Park, I decided that I needed to create a virtual online collection of paintings representing places around Greenwich. Old, new, it does not matter as long as I like them and they depict recognizable parts of Greenwich. So, here is what I have found so far. I’llRead More

About the Painted Hall

When I first visited Greenwich in 2008 I was very disappointed to find the Painted Hall closed for an event. So, the first opportunity I had after we moved here I went to see it. It is indeed a very impressive building that brings together some very important artists in British history: Christopher Wren, NicholasRead More

Short history of Greenwich Park

A very summarised history of Greenwich Park can be found on the Royal Borough of Greenwich website: 1433 Park enclosed by Humphrey Duke of Gloucester. 1447 Park became property of the Crown on Humphrey’s death. 1510 Park stocked with deer for Henry VIII. 1661-1665 Park landscaped for Charles II. c.1730-1857 notorious Greenwich Fair held inRead More