Monday, April 13, 2009

The Old Royal Naval College

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These streets are over 300 years old. The architectire is timeless and to see these buildings on a sunny afternoon is to blink and see the fashions of the 18th century strolling by. Designed by Christpher Wren, they were begun in 1696 as the Greenwich Hospital, and from 1873 to 1998 they housed the Royal Naval College. The Royal College of Music is now in residence. I took this photograph in November, 2007, on a bright Sunday afternoon, and Maritime Greenwich made a considerable impression on me. The shot was a simple frame and shoot, and the image has been cropped for publication (excess sky and foreground trimmed to create a panorama), and the sharpness and colour have been adjusted slightly. Fuji FinePix S5600, automatic. Image by Mike.

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