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Filename: dix02_01_188.jpg

Size: 4150 x 5763 (15.9MB)

Date: 10th June 2021

Source: Historic England

Credit: Source: Historic England Archive

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

Job Title: Photographer

© Source: Historic England Archive

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Sailing vessels moored at Rochester DIX02_01_188

Sailing vessels moored beside timber warehouses at Rochester, Medway, Kent. Photographed by J Dixon Scott between 1925 and 1935

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Boat Dock Sailing Warehouse Thames Barge


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph captures the timeless beauty of Rochester's historic waterfront as depicted by renowned photographer J. Dixon Scott between 1925 and 1935. The image showcases a picturesque scene of sailing vessels moored alongside the timber warehouses at Rochester, located on the Medway River in Kent. The Thames barges, with their distinctive flat-bottomed hulls and tall masts, are a testament to the rich maritime history of this area. The warehouses, with their weathered facades and tall chimneys, stand as silent sentinels against the backdrop of the Thames Estuary. Their timber frames and corrugated iron roofs have weathered the test of time, reflecting the area's industrial past. The intricate network of ropes and rigging on the sailing boats adds a sense of dynamism to the otherwise static scene. The reflection of the boats and warehouses on the calm waters of the river adds an extra layer of depth and intrigue to the photograph. The soft light filtering through the clouds creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, inviting us to imagine the hustle and bustle of the bustling port that once thrived here. This photograph is a reminder of the rich maritime heritage of Rochester and the Medway Estuary, and the important role that sailing vessels and timber warehouses played in shaping the area's history. J. Dixon Scott's masterful composition and use of light and shadow capture the essence of this unique and beautiful waterfront scene.

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