The Queen’s House

Today, because of having become members of what’s called Royal Museums Greenwich, we had a preview of this palace, about to be opened to the public after more than a year of restoration.

Anne of Denmark

The queen was Anne of Denmark, wife of the not very admirable man who got to be called James VI of Scotland and James I of England.  And the building, when you first see it and are told it’s the Queen’s House, tempts you to wonder why she needed so much space.

The Queen's House

We had to enter through a sort of central tunnel

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and found ourselves among a surprising number of other members

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but it was worth it and I’ll tell you more about it – rather a lot more – tomorrow.  There’s something astronomical I must get on to tonight.

 

2 thoughts on “The Queen’s House”

  1. The second photo appears to show one of them gravity anomalies I’ve heard tell of.

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