Fear at St Paul’s

Absolute terror. Buttock clenching, stomach churning fear. That’s what happens when I go to high places.

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“to pull the higgle” is how my son refers to St Paul’s Cathedral. Now I’ve explained to him how I felt at the golden gallery he’s fascinated by the pictures of “the higgle”, and tells me how I was “real scared up there”.

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I suffer from acrophobia with vertigo. One might ask why I spend so much time going to high places.

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The answer is that I love fantastic scenes more than I hate staring through the grill of open steps. I will say that the steps on the way from the stone gallery to the golden gallery, between the two domes, are absolutely terrifying, particularly on the way down.

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The views were fantastic, my mind was blown, but I would observe that my (still amazing) Samyang 14mm and Nikon 50mm F1.2 were great for this kind of event.

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Taken with my Nikon Df, 14mm, 24mm and 50mm lenses.

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