The upper deck is much the same. I love the sturdy wooden pulleys. This deck was in Chatham being renovated at the time of the fire, and so escaped damage.
here) I suppose these must have been elsewhere at the time of the fire too. Phew!
The Painted Hall. I have not been in here for years and had forgotten just how amazing it is. It is part of the Royal Naval College, designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and Sir Christopher Wren. It was painted by James Thornhill. It took him nineteen years! He was paid £3 per square yard for the ceiling and £1 per square yard for the walls. Doesn't sound like much does it?
The alley is from around 1860. The bowling balls are practice canon balls made from lignum vitae. I have a lignum vitae bead,about the size of an egg, that is for a plumb line. I was excited when I tested it and found it really does sink in water.
I was just looking for information on this place, and found it was used as a morgue. Nelson was laid there before his funeral. A strange mixture of uses for a room. Read about an evening in a haunted morgue here!