Those who know me well know that I’m not very good at heights. I do them, but under sufferance. I therefore have immense respect for those who work well above ground level, like these steeplejacks I spotted working industriously on the gorgeous Dunstall Church yesterday. There’s just something about their relaxed demeanour that inspires great admiration.
I often notice the window cleaners in Birmingham city centre, who these days dispense with ladders and cradles and almost exclusively abseil to their workspace. It’s amazing how many folk never notice them; they never, ever seem to look upwards.