Greenwich - Part 2

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Continue with my Greenwich tour..

The Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark was built at Dumbarton in 1869 to be the fastest ship capable of sailing the perilous route from England to China to collect Tea. There are admission fee apply and don't seem interesting to me, so I didn't go in. Check out wikipedia for more information on Cutty Sark.


The Painted Hall

The Painted hall exterior look normal, but interior is a WOW. I shoot a lot of photos inside, most of the photos didn't appear in the right color, I wish I could show you how surprise when I was there.

The color is incorrect in the photos above


This are much closer to the real color






It took 19 years for the painter to paint the hall. Don't know how to describe the feeling there, must experience oneself to feel this wonderful piece of work. Read some of the history here.

The Chapel, right opposite of painted hall.
It's symmetrical to The Painted Hall

The Chapel, originally designed for a congregation of sailors now become an active place of prayer. Public services of worship are held every Sunday at 11am. More information on The Chapel here.


The Chapel Hall

Ceiling and pillar of The Chapel

Organ loft with six fluted columns. It's superb acoustics make it a regular venue for public concerts and recitals.






That's it, end of the Geenwich trip. I notice the speed limit traffic signs are cute, I snap following pic when the bus is moving. It say do not speed and a kid is blocking a car.

Posted by whistler at 10:15 PM  

1 comments:

wow... that's... grand! wish I can visit there... really visit for visit, no need to work, at all.

tekko said...
5/12/2006 12:22 AM  

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