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Restoration

By James_C
Hello eyeryone, thanks for all your continued support, comments and votes. It's much appreciated.

I've decided to go back to my first love and upload a picture taken in Chichester Cathedral. This time it is a detail of the restoration work in progress in the Lady Chapel. The work took about 3 years to complete and cost around 1 million. Major work was carried out on the roof. All the windows were taken out for cleaning and repair and the stonework of the tracery was cleaned, repaired or replaced as neccessary. The ceiling, walls, tombs and memorials were cleaned and repaired and paintwork redone where appropriate. All paid for by the fundraising of the cathedral trust.

It's amazing to think that such wonderful work can be achieved with such apparantly crued tools.

I hope you like it.

James

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Portraits and people

Voters: martinjp, BERTRAM, andrewrit and 20 more


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Comments


martinjp 10 2 3 England
10 Jul 2009 6:31AM
a labour of love, obviously!

Martin.

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PeterDSmith 11 13 46 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2009 10:11AM
I wouldn't describe an Olympus C50-50Z as a crude tool...
Sezz 14 619 15 England
10 Jul 2009 10:48AM
I like this James - it's good that there are still people around that have the craftsmanship to keep our heritage/history alive and I admire them very much!

Sarah *
Richsr 12 91 223 England
10 Jul 2009 1:00PM
Like the details and tones in this excellent record shot.
Regards Richard.
danbrann 15 640 17
10 Jul 2009 4:08PM
Two craftsmen..one with the chisel and one with the camera.
James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2009 5:29PM
Thank you everyone for your very kind words and support. It really is very much appreciated. It will give me pleasure to pass on your comments to the real craftsmen.

James
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 8:12AM
Great detail
Mavis
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2009 10:13AM
A splendid capture of the craftsman at work. The light is beautiful and brings out the fine detail in the marble.
Helen
AlleyCatz 13 274 6 England
7 Aug 2009 7:40PM
Great subject.
Like the point of view.


~Alley~
James_C 10 36 56 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 7:42PM
Thanks Mavis, Helen and Alley. Your comments are much appreciated.

James

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