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Monday, 4 March 2013

Royal Naval College, Greenwich

 The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, South-East London is a very popular film location. It has been used for films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Madness of King George, Tomb Raider, The Duchess, Young Victoria, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Iron Lady and its latest blockbuster Les Miserables.



 Eventhough Les Miserables  is set in France the majority of the locations for the film were in the UK. All the grand views of Paris were filmed here in Greenwich.


 


The Painted Hall was used by Javert when he was rallying the revolutionaries ready for the rebellion.
 
The old Naval College is now the University of Greenwich and the home of Trinity College of Music. Members of the public are allowed to wander around these majestic buildings and to go inside the Painted Hall. I'll post some more photos of the Hall soon.
 
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19 comments:

  1. Hi There, I wondered what they were using the old Naval College for now --and you told us. Thanks!!!!! Obviously, lots of great films were filmed there. Neat.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Stunning architecture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. That's a truly majestic building. I didn't realize that was where Trinity College of Music had its headquarters. Very special to me as I have an ATCL from Trinity!

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  4. Another place I have not visited. Looks amazing

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  5. Wonderful photos, I love those great frames.

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  6. Feels royal.

    Thank you for your effort and this great walk.

    robert geiß

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  7. Terrific architecture, a wonderful post and fascinating history of a part of your world today! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. It is a lovely building, I can why it is used in so many movies. Thanks for sharing your world, have a happy week ahead!

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  9. Dearest Fun60
    Oh, splendid architecture and history♡♡♡  I'd better check the movies you mentioned, my new friend.
    I hope you don't mind my following you. I vaguely remember you kindly visited me.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  10. Silly me...
    I vaguely remember you kindly visited me BEFORE(^^;)

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  11. What grand architecture and details!

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  12. it looks like a wonderful place to explore. thanks for sharing.

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  13. What fabulous architecture for staging a historic mood. I so enjoyed the movie Les Miserables and that building seemed to have a pivotal role.

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  14. I wonder how long it would take to build buildings like this today!

    Glad you liked the cricket - Australian cricket fans are a little lass vocal then normal at present!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  15. Beautiful architecture!

    Happy Tuesday. ☺

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  16. I have been in Greenwich several times, but never saw this beautiful college ! I haven't seen the new "Les Miserables" movie, I have seen the old one with Jean Gabin when Waterloo celebrated the 150 birthday of Victor Hugo, as he had written Les Miserables here on a little farm. It is actually in renovation for the 200th anniversary of the battle in 2015.

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  17. What a beautiful place and architecture! :)

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  18. What a stunning piece of architecture.. I'm in awe of the makings of these types of places. Thank you for "taking" me there!

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