Saturday, 9 May 2015

Painted Hall of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich

The most beautiful room of the Royal Naval College in Greenwich is without any doubt, the Painted Hall. It was here that all the pupils and the teaching staff gathered for the main events of the year. It is just amazing and we wondered if this hall was not an inspiration for J.K. Rowling when inventing the main hall of the Hogwarts School. Harry Potter and his friends would feel here at home.

The ceilings and wall paintings are out of this world. Everything is in excellent shape. Artificial candles light up the giant room. It is no surprise that this monument gets a lot of visitors.

De mooiste kamer van de Royal Naval College in Greenwich is zonder enige twijfel, de Painted Hall. Hier kwamen de leerlingen en het lerarenkorps samen voor grote evenementen. Het is verbazingwekkend en we vragen ons af of J.K. Rowling hier geen inspiratie heeft gevonden voor het ontwerp van de grote hal van de Hogwarts school. Harry Potter en zijn vrienden zouden zich hier thuis voelen. 

Het plafond en de muren zijn onvoorstelbaar. Alles is in uitstekende staat. Kunstlicht kaarsen verlichten de ruimte. Het is geen verrassing dat dit monument veel bezoekers aantrekt. 
 
Painted Hall Greenwich

Painted Hall Greenwich ceiling

Painted Hall Greenwich windows

Painted Hall Greenwich painting

Painted Hall Greenwich

Painted Hall Greenwich wall

Painted Hall Greenwich

Painted Hall Greenwich

Painted Hall Greenwich

Painted Hall Greenwich angel

Painted Hall Greenwich

Painted Hall Greenwich

Painted Hall Greenwich

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23 comments:

  1. Je geeft ons een schitterend overzicht van dit gebouw. Wat knap wat die kunstenaars vroeger toch al konden. In één woord: knap.

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  2. Wow! All the artwork is fabulous!

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  3. Werkelijk prachtige wand en plafond schilderingen Filip,bdankt dat jullie ons dit moois laten zien.

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  4. So pleased that you have shown the Painted Hall - it brings back happy memories for me of dining at those tables by candle light.

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  5. Sure is a beautiful hall. How did we miss that when we were there??

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  6. Beautiful place and I do like the candles.

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  7. een prachtig interieur en knap op de foto gezet Filip

    prettige zondag samen

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  8. Die beschilderingen maken het wel heel bijzonder.

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  9. happy sunday !so glad I got to see the painted hall
    mooi !

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  10. wow. i'd be completely distracted by everything to see in the details. i'd not hear a thing discussed.

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  11. That's really a beautiful building!!

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  12. I think I would get a stiff neck staring at that lovely ceiling

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  13. 'Thats a good' article, i usually amazed with' this thing, i asked myself about this opinion, I wish You'll a better articles that can make another people impressive..don't make the article feel rigit and isn't interesting and poor, i like to read this' article and i think this is "good".thank you' m'y brother.

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  14. 'Thats a good' article, i usually amazed with' this thing, i asked myself about this opinion, I wish You'll a better articles that can make another people impressive..don't make the article feel rigit and isn't interesting and poor, i like to read this' article and i think this is "good".thank you' m'y brother.

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  15. true what you had said. Maybe the author got inspiration from here.

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  16. Oh my goodness, what an enchanting place that is. Such artwork.

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  17. * Wat * een * rijkdom *, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  18. Nice Post, Thanks for your very useful information...

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  19. Really beautiful artwork.
    Hugs

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