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September 08, 2008

Privileged views

Sometimes one gets a chance to take a picture that is unusual. Today I had that chance and managed, unfortunately not with my best camera, to get these shots from one of my "unsafe" positions in the Abbey. It is also one of the most interesting views you can find in the building.

The Milton Organ seen from the window ledge in the North Transept. The four pillars forming the frame of the organ and view of the choir support the huge Norman tower.

A vertical view of the Grove Organ This view is obtained from the clerestory on the East of the North Transept..

As I said, rather privileged views not available to many -except those of us who care for the building and its furnishings. Anyone know where we can lay hands on a £1 million or so? The Grove desperately needs to be rebuilt and restored.

Posted by The Gray Monk at September 8, 2008 08:16 PM

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Unsafe areas? And just what were you doing up there, other than taking photos?

Nice job, by the way. Love the view of the organ!

Posted by: Da Goddess at September 9, 2008 02:29 PM

Actually I was checking on some of the window sections. And it has no guardrail - so I should have been wearing a harness and fall arrest line ('Ealf an' Safety ya know!) but I have never worn that kit in 36 years of the fire service (Unless at the top of the 100 foot ladder!) and know how to take care of myself in these situations.

Glad you liked the pictures, as I said, not taken with my best camera.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at September 9, 2008 09:40 PM

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