Saturday, 18 February 2012
Royal College of Organists
A few doors up from yesterdays building is the stunning Royal College of Organists (of the musical type not internal body parts!). Following the Great Exhibition of 1851 a number of grand buildings sprang up around the area. So grand was it all that the area earned the nickname Albertoplis. The architect was Lt. H. H. Cole a military engineer. I was a little surprised to learn that someone from that background would create something so exquisite and ornate. That was until I learned his father assisted him. Dad played a major role in the Great Exhibition and the V&A. He also designed the first postage stamp and the first Christmas card.