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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Open House - Foreign Office

My visit to the Foreign and Commonweatlh Offices during Open House weekend so impressed me that I will bring you several photos in the next week or two. Refurbished in the 1970's it is really very grand.
This hall known as the Durbar Court originally had no ceiling. Granite floors and coloumns, marble statues, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in another country.
The first reception held in this magnificent court was in 1867 for the Sultan of Turkey.

10 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

I've been wanting to see this place ever since Open weekends began. Maybe next year.... there is just too much to see isn't there!

Adullamite said...

Good shot, wonderful structure

jabblog said...

Beautiful! I can imagine it as a courtyard.

Luis Gomez said...

Wow! Pretty amazing.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» looks forward to seeing more of this stately building.

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous building with wonderful details. I made the photo bigger to see the details better. I can picture very formal and elegant gatherings taking place here.

Jack said...

This is terrific. Such rich details!

janez said...

Heey, it looks familiar!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jane_z/6164267498/
:)

Caroline said...

How much history was made in there!

/t. said...

nice
architectural shot, mo

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