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It is undoubtedly an incredible piece of craftsmanship. It is unbelievably impressive…designed specifically to be awe-inspiring, streaming light and colour into the great cavern of the Abbey. It is also just too big to be able to  make any sense of the images it contains… Had I  not seen other Tree of Jesse windows before, recognising the recumbent figure of the dreamer, I wouldn’t have had a clue what it was I was looking at. It is only later, with the help of the camera, that I am able to see the individual scenes depicted in the great, towering window of the south transept of Bath Abbey… and the east window is even harder to decipher.

We wondered why.

Politics, probably… the intent of the builders hovering somewhere between raising an edifice of the utmost beauty to the glory of their God and the desire to impress upon all who…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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  1. I look at these amazing piece of architecture and I wonder if we could build anything as well today as they did way back then. I bet not. So much of the basic technology of working the stone has been lost, unused for generations.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Much of what we now see in the Abbey is Victorian Gothic. We are lucky to have working stonemasons here who preserve the old methods as they care for these old buildings.

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