I wandered down into Greenwich earlier with the plan to photograph an anchor or two to take part in the Alphabet Photography Project with Charly over at PODcast which started today.
It didn't go exactly to plan though, but I had a great time! I ended up spending some time in the National Maritime Museum before wandering over to the Painted Hall. Everytime I go in there it takes my breath away.
So my A is for Arch, and you'd be hard pressed to find a fancier one!
And a bit of history...
- In 1806, 3 months after the Battle of Trafalgar the previous October, the body of Horatio Nelson was brought to lie in state in the Painted Hall.
- Between 1824 and 1936, it was known as the National Gallery of Naval Art, with over 300 naval-themed paintings on display.
- In 1939, it was used for dining (including breakfast) by the officers of the Royal Naval College.
(All taken from the Old Royal Naval College's website)