I saw bits of Somerset House I had never seen before.
The basement vaults next door to where Henrietta Maria had her chapel:-
The Nelson staircase with Chambers’s beautiful, crisp stair treads:-
The detailing, which, according to Baretti in his Guide through the Royal Academy, was ‘carved from finished drawings by Cipriani, one of the founding RAs:-
The bust of Newton over the entrance to the Royal Society:-
And, finally, the north front in the evening sun:-