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Rochester Castle CGH01_01_0618

Rochester Castle CGH01_01_0618


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Filename: CGH01_01_0618.jpg

Size: 4788 x 3456 (13.0MB)

Date: 6th March 2017

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: images.historicenglandservices.org.uk

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Rochester Castle CGH01_01_0618

Looking south-east across the River Medway towards Rochester Castle, with sailing boats in the foreground. Drawn by C G Harper between 1892-1933

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Media ID 13322672

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back in time to the late 19th or early 20th century, offering a glimpse into the picturesque beauty of Rochester Castle. As we peer through the lens of C G Harper's camera, our eyes are immediately drawn towards this magnificent medieval fortress standing proudly on the banks of the River Medway. The castle's imposing silhouette dominates the landscape, its ancient stone walls whispering tales of centuries gone by. In this particular shot, Harper skillfully captures not only the grandeur of Rochester Castle but also adds a touch of serenity with sailing boats gracefully gliding across the river in the foreground. This juxtaposition between man-made structures and nature creates a harmonious balance that is both visually striking and emotionally evocative. The attention to detail in this illustration is remarkable; every line meticulously etched onto paper by Harper's skilled hand. Through his artistry, he transports us to an era where castles were symbols of power and protection, where sailing boats represented exploration and adventure. As we admire this historical gem from Historic England's collection, let us take a moment to appreciate how photography can immortalize moments frozen in time. It allows us to connect with our past and marvel at human achievements while reminding us that even centuries-old structures can still inspire awe today.

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