This thirteenth century corridor was built for the purpose of washing feet on Maundy Thursday to replicate the gesture that Jesus performed on the night before he died, whereby as an act humility for a rabbi in relation to his disciples: he washed their feet. The word ‘pedilavium’ comes from two Latin words (‘pes, pedis’ meaning ‘foot’ and ‘lavo’ meaning ‘I wash’).
On the west side of the corridor are the arcades at which it is thought the people sat, who were to have their feet washed. There is passageway behind for each to have a ‘supporter’.
I originally took this shot in Lichfield Cathedral a few years back and having spotted it I thought that I could make a better job of processing it now with more refined techniques. Hand blending gave me far more control than the HDR/tonemapping route I originally used. 5 shots -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 were used to maximise the tonal range throughout.
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