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Saturday, 23 January 2010

The Fallen

I like this photo a lot. It's very schematic but - even so - I feel it is full of meaning. The bars appear to both defend and invade a tale of utter sadness.

I took this photo at lunchtime today, walking down the side of Chester Cathedral. A cathedral tells so many stories. But, like any good narrator, a cathedral does much more than tell stories: it shows us them. I love Chester Cathedral because it does this so well: it is so unequivocal about ambiguity. It contains all the ambiguity that is life. Ambiguity is what I treasure.

Visit Chester Cathedral one day if you can.

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