rocky serenade

cathedral quarry is an old slate mine just north of coniston in the lake district. the cathedral chamber itself is buried in the bowels of the mountain. the name cathedral is thought to relate to either its huge arched window which illuminates the chamber or the incredible acoustics created by its vast, cavernous, rocky roof. the day before this picture was taken i was walking down the long, dank, dark tunnel which leads to the chamber and was met by the sound of classical piano. softly at first which made me think i had imagined it and then louder as i drew nearer. as i entered the chamber i found a man playing a full size piano, which had somehow made its way into a cavern in the middle of a mountain. the melodies majestically filled the space, creating an atmosphere of great awe and occasion. i returned the next day to take this photo. the pianist had gone but the piano remained. how it came to rest here i have no idea.

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About ptrivers

I'm Patrick here are some of my pictures. I love taking pictures of things, mainly of things rather than people, i think this is because i hate having my picture taken and don't want to put other people in the same position. Also i hate asking folk to pose for shots i think it can really play up to peoples vanity. Still thats not to say that i wont someday take pictures of people, i just don't fancy it right now. I lived in London for about six years, there's just so much happening at a really hectic pace, almost out of control, teetering on the edge of chaos and oblivion, i miss it everyday the people and the places. I now live in the lake district which is impossibly beautiful and an incredibly inspiring place to be. The pace of life is still and sleepy a far reach from my previous life, but interjected with moments of exhilaration and adrenaline, its an interesting combination. If you like my photos or want to ask me any questions or perhaps would even like to buy some prints then please get in contact.
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5 Responses to rocky serenade

  1. lyn mcgivern says:

    a gift of an experience. the image is eerily atmospheric.

  2. calmyourbeans says:

    Reblogged this on calmyourbeans.

  3. Walked here today, fantastic place, super image and so lucky to have the piano in it šŸ™‚

    Love the name of your blog too.

    • ptrivers says:

      glad you like the picture, its a pretty special place insn’t it? used to go there every week but haven’t been for a while, will never get over the feeling of walking down that tunnel and hearing the piano and then walking into the cavern and seeing it there with a chap sat at the chair playing away, couldn’t have dreamed it!

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