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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Queen's house, Greenwich

The Queen's house in Greenwich was once a richly furnished summer villa for Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles 1. It is now an elegant setting for fine art and entertaining.

Its main highlights are

The Great Hall - a spectacular setting with an elaborately tiled marble floor.

The Tulip Stairs - the first spiral stairway in Britain with no central support column.

Photography is prohibited inside the Queens house, so no pictures :)

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