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The stone boat ( the ‘amis reunie’) is a replica of a trading ketch which was destroyed in the estuary some time ago. It’s a great symbol for the allegory that was The Prisoner – filmed in the sixties. It sits calmly outside the Hotel below the Italianate village, but has nowhere it can go to.

Portmeirion-with-stone-boat

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Further down the Thames the O2 stands proud. I wonder why this jetty, larger than the venue, caught my eye….

O2Thamesview

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The Tall Ships festival is in London this weekend, so a visit to Greenwich seemed a good idea, even if there would be lots of crowds. The people lining the banks of the Thames were really friendly so it was a great afternoon.The tugs shunting up and down the river were obviously enjoying the experience, too, judging by the frequent horn blasts.The ships were majestic and will paint some…here’s the old Royal Naval College :

Greenwich

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