Hello again for visual story telling!
I will again feature the work of my good friend Michael Kestin who has shown wonderful pieces of art and I publish his work on his behalf.
This story and images is about a very peculiar job in my home town Münster, where we live. MARTJE SALJÉ (33 years) is the TOWER WARDEN - a job which has been there for 600 years.
The town of Münster pays a salary for this "top job" of the town. My friend Wolfram (now 75 years old) had been in charge before the new warden Martje who is a graduate of music science. The job is 18 hours a week. Myself I have often been invited to joint the "tower hours" with Wolfram - a very peculiar experience - fallen out of time.
High above the rooftops the guardian of
Münster watches over the city.
View from the Lamberti church tower
The fire and council bell.
The three cages. Iron reminders to the time of the Anabaptists (a religious revolutionary sect)
Old Main Market Place
Ascent in the tower
Everything in view
Martje Saljé, The Tower Warden Of Münster
The highest position in the city exists since the 14th century.
Late evening in Münster.
Craft of the warden: the tooting of the horn.
Joy of doing
From high up, the warden waves down to the people: Everything is in order.
Magic hour: sunset
Tradition lived with pride.
Joy of preserving.
Passion for music.