Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Tuesday 3 January 2012

Signs of progress

It's a while since I walked over to Greenwich. Yesterday's visit showed the riverside building works still going on: some permanent terminal-style buildings for the ferry pier and, of course, the restoration of the Cutty Sark. She, at least, is ever more visibly on the road to re-opening; the protective boarding around the site now replaced by mesh fencing, the roof of the new exhibition space underneath her now in place like a solid bow-wave, and the first stage of reinstallation of masts and rigging:

It seems to be taking forever to finish the work on the foot tunnel however. The lift/staircase shafts are boarded over as they have been for months, and little or no sign of whatever they plan to do with the wall surfaces in the tunnel itself. Instead, everywhere is covered in warning signs:

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