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House and garden, Hampstead a071900

House and garden, Hampstead a071900


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Filename: aa071900.jpg

Size: 4342 x 4350 (7.8MB)

Date: 11th November 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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House and garden, Hampstead a071900

Exterior of the entrance front to a house at Downshire Hill, Hampstead with curving garden path and spring flowers in bloom, and a tree in the foreground to right. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960 - 1965

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Garden Residential Tree


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print by John Gay takes us back in time to the enchanting neighborhood of Hampstead, London. The image showcases an exquisite house and its meticulously designed garden, creating a picturesque scene that is both inviting and tranquil. The focal point of the photograph is the entrance front of the house at Downshire Hill. Its elegant architecture exudes timeless charm, with intricate details that speak volumes about its rich history. As we gaze upon this magnificent structure, our eyes are drawn towards a curving garden path leading up to the entrance, adorned with vibrant spring flowers in full bloom. The colors burst forth from every corner, injecting life into the already idyllic setting. A majestic tree stands tall in the foreground on the right side of the frame, adding depth and character to this composition. Its branches reach out as if embracing both nature and human creation harmoniously. John Gay's expert photography captures not only a moment frozen in time but also evokes emotions associated with nostalgia and serenity. This image transports us to an era where beauty was celebrated through meticulous attention to detail in residential landscapes. As we admire this remarkable piece of artistry by John Gay, we cannot help but imagine ourselves strolling along that curving garden path or sitting under that grand tree while basking in nature's splendor. It serves as a reminder that even within bustling cities like London, pockets of tranquility can be found amidst architectural marvels and flourishing gardens.

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