Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dukw in Greenwich

Here is a DUKW in Greenwich, parked alongside a simulator in which you can experience the D-Day landings.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas at the Cutty Sark

Here's the christmas tree being erected at the top of the mast of the Cutty Sark. The tree appears to be lashed to a spar which is in turn lashed to the top of the mast. Maybe there is some sort of maritime protocol being observed here..

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Advert Closer

The Emirates Air-Line is beginning to show signs of cable-car like features:

This will be the first advertisement to appear on the London tube map and it will appear twice. See the map on the Transport for London web site linked above. The two new cable car stations will be called Emirates North Greenwich and Emirates Royal docks. I hope they paid a lot for that.

In this picture we see the lowest segment of the Greenwich side pylon about to be lifted into place on its pile in the river bed by a seven-storey high floating crane, the GPS Atlas.