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3 November 2012
The Clock Tower
We then went to the St Albans Abbey and with much of the foliage having disappeared from the trees, there were some nice shots of the abbey in the mid afternoon sunshine from the south-west.
View of the abbey from the south-west
The Rose Window in the north transept
St Albans Abbey
It being the Office before a Feast day (the abbey was celebrating a hybrid All Saints/All Souls the next day) there had been a procession and on catechising some friends, it appeared that the dean of the abbey was dressed in a cope and there would have been incense as all the altars were being censed. This, in retrospect, would explain some metallic noises as the clergy disappeared from my view for a few minutes. It was an interesting experience.
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