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Weekend in London July 2008

A weekend visit to London with my very good friend, John.
We went to see Candide at the London Coliseum (English National Opera)
and we also attended the morning service in the Royal Hospital Chapel
on Sunday which was followed by a reception in the Royal Apartments
which are not normally open to the public. Many years ago I used to
sing in the Chapel choir.
The Hospital was founded in 1692 by Charles 11 for the 'succour and
relief of veterans broken by age and war'. The Chapel is a rare example
of Wren's purely ecclesiastical work with original wainscotting, pews and plasterwork.
John and friend
John and friend
John
John
Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Officer Commanding Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Officer Commanding Royal Hospital Chelsea.
The Council Chamber is a magnificent oak-panelled room designed by Sir Christopher Wren and embellished by Robert Adam
The Council Chamber is a magnificent oak-panelled room designed by Sir Christopher Wren and embellished by Robert Adam
John in State Appartments Ante Room
John in State Appartments Ante Room
Canons at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Canons at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Chelsea Pansioners
Chelsea Pansioners
Chelsea Pensioners.
Chelsea Pensioners.
Flower display at the entrance to the Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Flower display at the entrance to the Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Chapel at The Royal Hospital Chelsea (not my photo)
Chapel at The Royal Hospital Chelsea (not my photo)
H of P.
H of P.
H of P
H of P
London Eye.
London Eye.
London Eye
London Eye
Big Ben
Big Ben