Thursday, 4 October 2007

A taste of the past

Perhaps in honour of its 148th birthday, the Cathedral was plunged back into the past this afternoon due to a power cut. It gave a small taste of life as it once was, when natural light was the only light.

Fortunately today was fairly bright, so the sunlight provided plenty of illumination.

The emergency lights came on (a sure sign of a power failure) - this one is on the main corridor in Cathedral House. They certainly come in handy when the power fails at night (as does the abundance of candles in the Cathedral's possession!)

In the absence of an electric kettle, an old-fashioned way of producing a cup of tea proved to be just as effective...