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An Old Flames visit to the Royal Institute of British  Architects on  25th November 2022. We walked from Holborn tube to Portland Place

RIBA info

Map of the walk up to lunch

High Holborn Tube

Leicester Square

Wonder Woman breaking through

Photo finish

The French Church, Notre Dame de France


The Nave

The Imperial PH

Lisle Street

China Town

Dragon Lounge casino

Flame-like lamp

Dutch gables

Waxy's  little sister

The Gate to China Town

Rupert Court

Not a barber!

Speedboat Bar

"They never clothed"


Off Kingly Street

St James Tavern

In the jungle?

George II in Golden Square

The Crown

Green Woman


Canaletto stayed here

The Old Coffee House PH

Carnaby Street

Ganni, Carnaby Street

IKKS, Carnaby Street

The Blue Posts

The Clachan

A lift in Liberty's (for a pit stop)

Choosing a cap


Over decorated

Broadcasting House

By the disgraced Eric Gill

To Quintin Hogg

Early Christmas

General Sikorski, Poland's wartime leader

The RIBA building with permanent demo against the Chinese Embassy which is opposite

Christmas Cake? Gringerbread Model of the building moved to the Museum of Architecture.

Left hand main door

Right hand main door

66 Portland Place is an office building in Marylebone in Central London, near the boundary with Fitzrovia. Located on the corner of Portland Place and Weymouth Street, it serves as the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The main doors show London Landmarks

Female Pylon

Male Pylon

Weird inset in the external wall, a skier?

The building's Architect

Some Lions have lost their tails

Main Lecture hall

Founded as the Institute of British Architects in London in 1834, the RIBA retains a central London headquarters. The RIBA Library is one of the three largest architectural libraries in the world and the largest in Europe.  This building was finished in 1934

Upper front room on steel beams

The Panel of the Dominions

Pounding "Mealies"

Flecked gold wall decor

Colourful Architect takes a "selfie"

Our Guide

Window decor

Christmas is coming

Nicotine stained, leather covered walls

Various famous Architects

Architectural excellence??

A Past President

Architects Models

After I K Brunel?

The Council Chamber

The Presidents Chair

Etched Glass representing Chinese architecture

The Library

The Clore Studio

Another President

You have to look up!

Seven Ages ages of Architect

In the Library

Central Atrium

Architects at Work

Barbie as an Architect

Fugazzina, Great Portland Street, for an excellent lunch

Victorian Fire Alarm?

Clearer map

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