A year going left: Almshouses and the Power Station

Well this month, I have actually walked left as I've left the office. Not as much as I'd like, but one sunny but chilly lunchtime that's exactly what I did. It wasn't far because as I headed towards the Power Station I realised, that despite it being one of Greenwich's icon I'd not been close to it before. And it's quite big!

Greenwich power station and blue skies

And the skies were quite blue. Mostly.

But just before the power station was the pretty almshouses of Trinity Hospital, the wording around the sundial caught my eye. It's a long time since I learnt Latin at school, and so was none the wiser until I checked with Google later.  A time for everything, more apt that I"m sure it realises.

 OMNIA TEMPUS HABENT, A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

OMNIA TEMPUS HABENT, A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Walking towards the chimneys of the power station I spotted something else - I'm not even sure what to call this one, and stood even less chance with the Latin. This one translates to "and a time to every purpose under the heaven" so I'm guessing this is related to something more astronomical.

 ET SUIS SPATIIS TRANSEUNT UNIVERSA SUB CAELO, AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER THE HEAVEN

ET SUIS SPATIIS TRANSEUNT UNIVERSA SUB CAELO, AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER THE HEAVEN

But look at those chimneys, I was fascinated by the black, presumably iron, outline, and by the brick repairs in the photo below. 

Look at the brickwork on the power station

It just goes to show that many buildings have stories to tell. I made another discovery too on that short walk, and that was a pub I've never seen before - I know, unreal - and I didn't even go in. It looks like a traditional local doesn't it, I am wondering though if it's got potential for a quiet(ish) after work drink when the pubs in the town centre start getting even busier as Christmas approaches. Maybe some research is needed...

And I discovered a pub I'd never seen before too

And one last picture - and yes, it's more brickwork - there was a row of terraced houses which had the glazed bricks below the rope feature and more usual bricks above, not every row of terraces have that, do they?

brickwork - how pretty is this

The weather right now is seriously testing my resolve to get out there at lunchtimes. I keep saying I prefer the bright and chilly winter days to the wet and damp ones, and I do, but deep down I'd much prefer it was a little warmer!

I'm interested to see what next month's update on my year going left will bring, as l've no firm plans, other than to go left of course!