DRONE FOOTAGE OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY
New footage showing off the splendor and beauty of Westminster Abbey like never before has been released. Video captured on a drone allows access and viewpoints which have previously been impossible, and was released to commemorate World Architecture Day on Monday, October 2nd.
The drone footage offers rare glimpses into the attic with its beautifully leaded windows and deep vaults which were installed by Sir Christopher Wren.
The video starts at the west door entrance and moves through the nave and side aisles to the high altar, before capturing the highs and lows of the beautiful abbey.
The Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Dr John Hall, said: “Westminster Abbey was built by the most skilled medieval craftsmen using the most modern techniques of their age.
“So, it seems only appropriate that we should choose the latest technology to tell the story about the next chapter in the abbey’s history.”
The roof space is due to be converted into a new museum and gallery, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, which will open in June 2018.
The film was produced for the Abbey’s #makehistory campaign to inspire members of the public to get involved with the creation of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries by donating towards the cost of the project.
Article from www.getwestlondon.co.uk