Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Autumn Sunday in Greenwich

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
Albert Camus

With another sunny day forecast we went to Greenwich Park where the views were a bit hazy at first.

When we reached the top of One Tree Hill the sun had burnt off some of the mist and the views north became clearer - I'm sure you can see Limehouse...

From the photos I took it would seem that the vistas over London were more important than the foliage!

Wink enjoyed tree hugging, an activity that hasn't been seen for some time.

In need of suitable refreshment we continued into the town avoiding the fleshpots of the centre and made our way to Royal Hill, an attractive street, where we found two pubs next door to each other: The Richard 1 and The Greenwich Union.

We chose the latter and, from a small menu, I chose roast lamb (here seen with its own Yorkshire pud!) and Wink one of the vegetarian dishes.

As this pub is owned by Meantime Brewery I had a pint of bitter and Wink the Santa Julia Tempranillo Malbec from Argentina. It was pleasant to enjoy our meal in the garden behind the pub.

On our return to the Park we passed this autumnal display (I have used this photo for the latest wine club case).

And we bid a greeting to these two gentlemen relaxing after their Sunday lunch.

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