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Visit to the R.S.A. organised by Angela Bellwood for Old Flames

Whole walk above detail below

We walked from Farringdon

We had to look round St. Alban's C of E Church

Temple Court

City of London boundary mark


Fairy castle

Very narrow house

Prince Henry's Room built in 1610 survived the Great Fire Entrance to the Inner Temple

Pretty pink house

Ye Olde Cock Tavern

Gas Lamp

The Temple Church is a late 12th-century church in the City of London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters

Worshipful Company of Gardeners

Middle Temple Hall

Avenue of trees

Golden weather vane

Two Temple Place is part of The Bulldog Trust

Ping-pong in the rain

Michael Faraday

Rudbeckia 'Irish Eyes'

Built i1626 as a Water Gate for George Villiers'  York Ho.   The Embankment narrowed the Thames by 50 yards

The RSA is a London-based, British organisation committed to finding practical solutions to social challenges.   Founded in 1754 by William Shipley as the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce

We visited the RSA building at 8 John Adam St, London WC2N 6EZ http://www.pjspictures.me.uk/images/RSA/P1000497.jpg  for a picture of the front of the early 18 Century Robert Adam building. Picture by Peter

Exquisite lighting by Troika in the Benjamin Franklin Room

Adam interior

Lighting on the stairs

Inlaid stairs

An original radiator

Ceiling in the Great Room

The Great Room

"The Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture" by James Barry which took him 23 years

Self portrait by James Barry

From the other side

Modern stairs

Unconventional portrait of the Queen

Entrance to the dining room


Series of vaults

In the dining room;  I like the Cheshire Cat

Our Group

Tavern Room

Prince Philip Room

We had a very late lunch in The Coal Hole on the Strand served by a charming tattooed Polish waitress, then walked back to City Station