Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, England
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This drawing, formerly misleadingly called 'The Pier at Greenwich' (which did not exist until the mid-19th century) appears to show the area roughly west of where the Bellot Monument now stands with the buildings, including the Salutation and Ship taverns, at the end of Fisher Lane on the left. The railings are cut back towards the Five-Foot Walk at the bottom. There is a cutter-rigged vessel lying alongside the wall, a small warship and a merchant brig lying off, and a tier of warships in ordinary (reserve), with a sheer-hulk, off Deptford Dockyard in the centre distance. The dome of St Paul's can be seen in the right distance. Greenwich Pensioners are walking along the open ground by the river wall.