It snowed on Tuesday night in London, and we awoke yesterday to a thin covering - a rare enough occurance these days that had me and the Organ Scholar diving for our cameras after Lauds, and forgoing breakfast to snap the scene.
Simon, far more intrepid than I, raced up the campanile and headed for the roof for some evocative shots of the Cathedral domes.
Above, the pitched rooves of the sacristry (left) and south transept. For my own efforts, I made for the Clergy House terrace, which affords a good view of the Cathedral apse (below).
Alas, the snow quickly melted with daylight, although the Choir School boys made the most of it!
None of this is a patch upon the last time snow fell heavily in London, which was a few months after I first arrived here, in January 1991. At that time, all London was blanketed, and its usual rumbles were reduced to a blissful silence. I snapped this picture of the Piazza then.
Winters nowadays certainly seem milder, with frost (let alone snow) rarely seen in the centre of London; yet another small piece of evidence in the case for the existence of global warming.