Monday, 5 May 2008

The Signs of Summer

Green has returned to the trees around the Cathedral, and amazingly the sun is shining on this Bank Holiday Monday. There is an additional sign of summer in this picture: today is the first day of 2008 that the Cathedral's main west doors have been opened. It is just about warm enough to keep them open all day! These doors open every day during the warmer months (in winter only the smaller door is opened), partly so that tourists and passers-by are in no doubt that the Cathedral is open and welcomes visitors.

It also makes for a little more illumination inside the church, giving the aisle a channel of light.