I travelled down to Exeter on the train this morning ready for some work here tomorrow. My intention was to visit the Cathedral this afternoon but sadly I had timed my visit exceptionally badly. The exterior was covered in scaffolding and as I walked in I was confronted with the surreal sight of a nave full of tables (about 50 of them) laid out for a big charity dinner this evening. As a result of this large parts of the building were cordoned off to prepare for the festivities and there was certainly no possibility of the sweeping wide-angle shots I had in mind. Instead I contented myself with focussing on smaller features. As you all know, I have a soft spot for old door furniture and I was delighted to find some great examples on the door to the vestry. I also liked this shot of some regimental flags I found hanging in the south transept. You often see such flags in British Cathedrals, frequently in a very fragile state, just like these ones. However, this was the first time I’d been able to use the light to capture their fragility effectively.
Just as I was finishing off my visit, the organist started practising and his repertoire simply completed the Dali-esque feel of the afternoon. He started quite innocuously with The Swan by Saint-Saens before moving on to a Sousa March (not exactly traditional Cathedral fare) rapidly followed by the theme from Mission Impossible. At that point I left the building in search of some sanity!!
wonderful the first one !!!
have a great week end my friend, Ciao.........