(Title of a great poem by AA Milne)Before you say anything – there’s no lead in the stain on the staircase – so please don’t worry about the lack of masks. We have a serious team at the G.A.R. – they know what they’re doing and know we don’t want anyone getting sick. 🙂That being said – here’s an update on the restoration of the stairs themselves. We continue to be amazed at how many spindles survived the 30 year that the castle was boarded up. They’re only having to shape a handful for the 3 flights of stairs. The teams are working pretty well alongside one another. Today the stair guys were working around scaffolding set by the wall guys, dodging the team carrying buckets of old plaster from the upper floors and avoiding the elevator guys walking up flights and installing the new lift. We’re lucky to have such a great group of craftsmen.
All photos by Lindsey Yeo