movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Fri Aug 14 2015, 10:15pm | 7 comments
One last look at the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, aka the U.K.’s “Sistine Chapel.”
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been spending a lot of time there this week, or is this from your last trip?
These are from my only ever visit to the Painted Hall, which was months ago now. The Photos of the Day are hardly ever posted on the day I took them.
This place is really impressive! I’ve never been to Greenwich, but it would sure be worth going to see this.
There’s a church (I think it was still a church – lost in the mists of time) that I saw in the 70s that has a spectacular trompe d’loeil that replaced an altar and that end of the room (I think with a window), which was destroyed in the Blitz. It was wonderful.
That church doesn’t ring a bell. Do you remember where it was?
That church doesn’t ring a bell.
Oh, well-punned! :-)
Somewhere in or near the City. I’ve had a look online and found that the area is teeming with churches, but there’s too many. It seems that a lot of domes replaced with trompe d’loeil, and I keep going down rabbit holes. (Found the Greenwich site though.)
The person who showed it to me worked for the Underground, and had an office in a station, which was (apparently) where I encountered him. He took me on a walk – he was one of those lovely people who enjoy learning about their territory and talking about it, and I’d never seen anything of the City. I suppose the church (maybe it was a chapel? It was small) was not far away. But I can’t tell which station either, or why I’d be going there.
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