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Dog standing at the top of railway footbridge a071511

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Filename: aa071511.jpg

Size: 4337 x 4353 (7.4MB)

Date: 22nd February 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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Dog standing at the top of railway footbridge a071511

TUFNELL PARK, Camden Town, Greater London. Looking up the steps of a railway footbridge which crosses the line to Churchill Road, to a dog standing at the top of the steps. Date range: Jan 1962 - May 1964. John Gay

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Media ID 695944

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Animal Stair Urban


FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> Animal Magic > Animals: Dogs

> Historic Images > 1960 to the present day

> Historic Images > Famed Photographers > John Gay Collection (1945-1990)

> Transport > Bridges

> Transport > Railways


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures a moment frozen in time, showcasing the urban charm of Tufnell Park, Camden Town in Greater London. The image transports us back to a period between January 1962 and May 1964 when photographer John Gay expertly framed this remarkable scene. At first glance, our eyes are drawn upwards towards the imposing railway footbridge that stretches across the frame. Its steps lead our gaze towards an unexpected sight - a loyal canine companion standing proudly at the top. This four-legged friend seems to be surveying its domain with curiosity and confidence. The juxtaposition of the dog against the industrial backdrop creates a striking contrast; nature's innocence amidst man-made structures. It symbolizes resilience and adaptability within an ever-changing urban landscape. As we delve deeper into this photograph, we can't help but wonder about the stories behind it. Who is this dog? What adventures has it embarked upon? Perhaps it belongs to someone nearby or simply enjoys exploring its surroundings independently. John Gay's skillful composition not only captures a fleeting moment but also invites us to reflect on our relationship with animals in an urban setting. In this single frame, he encapsulates both nostalgia for times gone by and timeless themes that resonate with viewers today: companionship, exploration, and finding solace amidst bustling city life.

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