Reaching Christ Church again and noticing that the gravestones often start “Here” and “beneath”. The marking of a spot, an actual place to be used for remembrance. So maybe this walk is about using a place and a walk for thinking and remembering, for contemplating what it means for the ground to be beneath your flight and beneath your feet.
The solidity of the church and it’s architecture demand certain kinds of behaviour, silent, still contemplation, not reflection in action. A place sanctified for particular kinds of thought, I would say a removal from the world, the day to day, but the way the pews echo a class structure and the word “empty” on the back row of pews suggesting fullness everywhere else actually feels like the community in all it’s everyday relations would have been here historically.
The solidity of the canal bridges and the sets of pews both so clearly suggest very specific actions.