History is my big passion: digging underneath the today to understand what came before. The top image here is taken from Greenwich Observatory (hence the silly pun!) looking over The Royal Naval College and Queen Anne's house, across The Thames to the city itself.
Whilst in London at the end of September 2008, I took a guided tour - usually I give these a wide berth. However, this one was with an actress who took us around two city blocks either side of St Paul's weaving Dickens and Shakespeare into the very bricks of the pavement. Under her tutelage and great sense of fun, the past came to life.