Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Painted Hall at Greenwich

The Painted Hall at The Royal Naval College is a major attraction in Greenwhich. This is one of the domed buildings on the left side of central courtyard. On the right is the Chapel of St Peters.
This great baroque masterpiece was painted by Sir James Thornbill and it took him 19 years to complete. The Painted hall is a masterpiece of decoration and was completed in 1719. This hall was used as a mess for the Royal Navy. Lord Nelson was laid in state here in 1805.



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