In the picturesque countryside of Derbyshire, England, the timeless tradition of ploughing with shire horses continues. The Sketch Ideal Home No
The Angelus, 1857-1859, (1912). Artist: Jean Francois Millet
The Angelus, 1857-1859, (1912). A colour print from Famous Paintings, with an introduction by Gilbert Chesterton, Cassell and Company, (London, New York, Toronto, 1912)
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In the picturesque countryside of Derbyshire, England, the timeless tradition of ploughing with shire horses continues. The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI captures the essence of sports without broad acres, showcasing the beauty and strength of these magnificent creatures as they till the fertile soil. Across Europe, from Jean Francois Millet's iconic painting "The Angelus" to the breathtaking Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland, fields serve as a canvas for nature's artistry. As Mt. Slieve Bearnagh stands tall in Great Britain's landscape, it reminds us of the harmonious coexistence between man and nature. On another continent lies Dayton, Ohio in the United States where an aerial view reveals a bustling university nestled amidst sprawling fields. Meanwhile, at St Barthélemy's airport in Lesser Antilles, a small airplane gracefully lands on a field-turned-runway. From ancient times to modernity, horses have been faithful companions in cultivating fields worldwide. Whether pulling ploughs or grazing peacefully alongside Belted Galloway cows on Wiltshire meadows in England's idyllic countryside - their presence is synonymous with tranquility. In gardens across nations like England and beyond, dogs like Border Collies find solace amidst lush greenery while keeping watch over their playful puppies. These loyal canines embody both companionship and guardianship within these natural havens. Fields hold historical significance too; they bear witness to extraordinary events such as the Christmas Truce during World War I when enemies laid down their weapons to celebrate peace together on this hallowed ground. As we journey through diverse landscapes around Yorkshire Dales National Park in North Yorkshire, England - Pen-y-ghent rises majestically alongside Ribblehead Viaduct on Settle to Carlisle Railway - reminding us that even man-made structures can harmonize seamlessly with nature’s grandeur. Finally, we venture into New York City where Ebbets Field once stood as a symbol of America's love affair with baseball.