18th december 2004
Waiting for the bus in the grey drizzle I daydream. The Abbey is gloomy. I pass the tomb of Aylmer de Valence, its decorative ogees the subject of a long lecture by Nik Pevsner in the winter of 1963.
I owe so much to Nik. Here on the top of the bus I carry in my mind an encyclopaedia of architectural detail. With this I can while away the time - ogee, architrave, crazy vault, flying buttress.

- Derek Jarman, Journal December 1989