It's not one of my favourite episodes, but my goodness, there are a lot of great hand shots in it.
Do you think your manicurist could fit me in?
Ah, the towelette thing.
I'll have double-delicious with lashings of lashes, please.
Welcome to the world of the Vincent D'Onofrio obsessed - and a bit of real life thrown in.
OK, apparently I loaded these wrong. Photobucket won't let me into my album, so I had to do this straight from the computer.
This path is between two beautiful streets where the richer members of Lewisham society reside. It's actually in Blackheath, parts of which are in the borough of Lewisham. As Ientered the path, two mounted police officers came out.
The second picture is from an almost derelict staircase leading from an observation platform preserved for its wonderful views over London. As you can see, it's a good hunting spot for cats!
Then there are two pictures of the views from this vantage point. I was desperate for a pee at this point, and the area was so deserted, I just squatted and watered the plants.
At the bottom of this section is one of the old houses on the old Earl of Dartmouth's estate.
This is a close-up of the blue plaque on the wall.
Now you know who to blame!
It now houses the Werner Collection, and amazing collection of jewellery and other fine pieces of gold and other precious stones and metals. Greenwich Park was close to the road the Romans built to the Kent coast. It's the same road that Chaucer's pilgrims used to go to Canterbury in the Canterbury Tales.
This was the hunting park for Greenwich Palace, where Henry VIII was born.
From this hill, beside the Royal Observatory, you can see the National Maritime Museum, with the Queen's House in the centre. I've made posts about these before. Beyond is the Royal Naval College, which is now part of the University of Greenwich. Then there is the Thames, and on the other side, the Isle of Dogs, with the tower blocks of the new business district at Canary Wharf.
To the left you can just make out the new big wheel, the Greenwich Eye.This view shows the Millennium Dome, or the O2 as it's now known. Ahm the 24-hour clock on the Prime Meridian at Greenwich,
the place where the day begins and ends.
It shows Greenwich Mean Time, which is an hour behind the current British Summer Time.There are some incredibly old trees in the park.
One of the problems discussed at the meeting was local shops. This one is subsiding round the back and the owners are supposed to put it right. If the Council has to do it, the owners will have to sell up to pay the charge on the property. That could take 2 years. Meanwhile...
The Ladywell Tavern isn't bad, though. I've never actually had a drink there (not much of a drinker even now smoking is banned) but it looks quite respectable.
Apart from the Playtower, the shops, crime and vandalism, my old favourite - traffic - was big on the agenda. It just didn't get much of a look-in, though, once the dominant member of the co-ordinating committee finished having everything explained twelve times over.
As for the purpose of the Assembly and the co-ordinating committee? The Assembly at its first meeting put forward these issues of concern. A Council employee collated them. Those of us who volunteered for the co-ordinating committee were supposed to prioritise them. Or not. Maybe we are supposed to sit at discussion tables at the next Assembly meeting and help those who attend to prioritise them. Then? They go to the Council, which doesn't actually have to do anything about them, except maybe claim lack of funds and bury them.
For this I missed Bobby.