TQ3080 : St Martin in the Fields : top of the lightwell

taken 8 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

St Martin in the Fields : top of the lightwell
St Martin in the Fields : top of the lightwell
The lightwell lets natural daylight into the new crypt of the church, built in 2007. It takes the geometrical form of two overlapping circles. The balustrade bears the inscription of a poem by the then Poet Laureate Andrew Motion and dedicated to Natalie Skilbeck (1985-2004):

"Your stepping inwards from the air to earth
Winds round itself to meet the open sky
So vanishing becomes a second birth.
Farewell. Return. Farewell. Return again.
Here home and elsewhere share one mystery.
Here love and conscience sing the same refrain.
Here time leaps up. And strikes eternity."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 10 October, 2009
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Date (from Tags)
2007 
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Architectural detail > Building detail   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3012 8055 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5344N 0:7.5854W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3014 8056
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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