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Inside Durham Cathedral, photography is not allowed. But the environs, here for instance, in the Cloisters, it is. You might therefore expect crowds of photographers strutting their stuff, on this occasion I was fortunate that this was not so.
Just me, struggling to get three pictures to give me the coverage I wanted to give this panoramic view. In the final event, I just used two, the central third I had taken just confused the issue, come PP.

If I have my bearings right, this is the NW corner, looking east and south.

I had thought this is pretty much how it looked in years gone by, just the electric lighting, rubbish bins and signs would have been missing. The absent photographers of today would have been monks, clutching prayer-books not Pentaxes, rosaries not Ricohs, Litanies not Leicas; ( hopefully none were clutching canons ).

In fact, the windows were glazed, some, on the eastern side, bright and cheerful enough to look like a house on fire. This left hand corridor was lined with books on the left hand wall, and small single man wooden walled studies for the monks to use as reading rooms, built along its length.

191/1964

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