The other week we took the boat to Greenwich to see the Tintin exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.
The embankment ferry strangely stops first upstream at Westminster:
under the millennium wheel (my wide-angle lens makes the wheel look like it’s raked backwards):
Then off downestream past the Globe theatre:
and beyond Tower Bridge:
Turning around at Greenwich there is a nice view of the Naval College with the Maritime Museum and Observatory behind:
We almost had the same view as Canaletto:
Disembarking at Greenwich pier:
A picnic on the cobbles outside the Cutty Sark and Brunel’s tunnel. They were building a ramp up the steps ready for the London Marathon:
Off walking through Greenwich:
The Maritime Musem is the former Naval Hospital:
The entrance hall has a nice full sized model of Professor Tournesol’s shark submarine:
I liked the poster of Haddock’s rants:
One of the plus points for me and Lucy getting together was our combined collection of Tintin books had no overlaps:
So we just had to buy the special edition of “Tintin Haddock et Les Bateaux” by Yves Horeou and translated by Michael Farr:
The book overlaps Farr’s own excellent Tintin – The Complete Companion. All in all the exhibition is great with lots of models and fun displays. Our companions for the day (not obsessive fans like us) enjoyed it too!