An All Seeing Eye

20191005_071548 (3)Skylight, Edinburgh Waverley Station

The restored ceiling and glass work of the ticket hall at Edinburgh’s principal rail hub is a wonder, that escapes due attention as travellers scurry for their trains, or the exits.

If they do glance up, it is only as far as the electronic schedule boards announcing arrivals, departures and British Rail’s inevitable delays.

My own hurried phone photograph was an exposure fail, but it serves to emphasise the ceiling’s stunning design.

In silhouette, the dome appears as a great eye.

All seeing.

Omniscient.

I wonder how many sojourners have passed under the skylight’s gaze?

How much motion silently observed from above?

I didn’t have time to look up again, but am glad I did in that moment, before moving for the exit, eyes ahead.

 

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