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Old February 24th, 2005, 05:37 PM   #1
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Wren's other great masterpiece: The Royal Naval College, Greenwich

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The Old Royal Naval College is a great baroque masterpiece of English architecture, set in landscaped grounds on the River Thames in the centre of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. The UNESCO designation recognises the site as being of "outstanding universal value", as Greenwich comprises the finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles.

Greenwich Hospital was established in 1694 by Royal Charter for the relief and support of seamen and their dependants and for the improvement of navigation. Sir Christopher Wren planned the site, described as "one of the most sublime sights English architecture affords"
It is realy a very powerful group of buildings, and shows Wren off at his most developed and mature.
































This is the Queen's house that was designed by Inigo Jones and already existed on the site. They wanted to keep it and make it the centre of the new building... that is what spurred the extremely unusual layout of the complex in general






Hope you like it... if not visit it and I assure you that you won't be dissapointed!
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Old February 24th, 2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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magnific interiors and exteriors!!
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Old February 25th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #3
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Impressive bunch of buildings. Thanks Nukey.
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