First Day of Charging for The Observatory
Stephen took these illuminating photographs yesterday at 1.40pm. Above is the scene inside the charging zone, usually jam-packed with tourists queueing to have their photo taken standing astride the Meridian line, frankly the only reason 99% of them come at all.
Below is where the queue now forms; the kissing gate just outside the entrance.
Just in case you’re need to be convinced it’s not a bunch of horticulturalists who’ve just discovered the existence of the Observatory Gardens, here’s the other side of that gaggle:
Look on the bright side, though. If you’re keen to enjoy the contents of Flamsteed House without scores of uninterested tourists barging past looking for the photo-ops, you’re well-in. For a tenner you should have the place to yourself…
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