Greenwich Park, London. Photo by Romeo Crow

The Centre of Time Runs Through Greenwich Park in London

The first of London’s Royal Parks to be fully enclosed, in 1433, Greenwich Park is now part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site, and includes the famous Royal Observatory on its hill – from where this shot was taken.

Greenwich Park, London. Photo by Romeo Crow
Greenwich Park, London. Photo by Romeo Crow

In 1851, this spot was set as the line of the Prime Meridian, that runs between the North and South Poles, dissecting the Earth at 0 degrees longitude, and from where we get Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), formally used as the international civil time standard – rather presumptuously making it, in some ways, the centre of the Earth!

by Romeo Crow, London, England | Instagram.com/RomeoCrow

Instagram feature, reprinted with permission from Romeo Crow.

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