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A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. View of Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1865.

A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. View of Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1865.
A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. View of Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1865.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW7613
Description: A view of the Observatory from the north, showing the pines that then flanked the former area of the 'giant steps' and, just visible (left by the flagmast), the original 'drum' dome, built in 1859 to house the 12¾ inch Merz telescope, on the Equatorial Building. Christabel Airy was the daughter of Sir George Airy, 7th Astronomer Royal at Greenwich, 1835-81. The family lived at the White House on Croom's Hill, where she continued to live and eventually died. She was an active amateur watercolourist and more especially noted for her charitable work.
Creator: Christabel Airy (artist)
Date: 1865
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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