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Filename: aa079532.jpg

Size: 4252 x 4455 (8.5MB)

Date: 29th February 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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English village a079532

A view from an elevated position over an unidentified village lane, showing small whitewashed and thatched cottages either side of the road and a rural landscape of fields beyond. Probably located in Devon or Somerset. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1955-1965

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Media ID 699025

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Cottage Field Landscape Road Roof Rural Thatched Village


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> Historic Images > 1960 to the present day

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

> Landscapes > Rural Landscapes

> The way we were > House and home


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print by John Gay takes us back in time to a quaint English village nestled amidst the picturesque countryside. From an elevated position, we are granted a bird's-eye view of an unidentified village lane that winds its way through this idyllic setting. The small whitewashed cottages with their charming thatched roofs line either side of the road, exuding charm and character. As our eyes wander beyond the village, we are greeted by a serene rural landscape stretching out into the distance. Rolling fields painted in vibrant shades of green create a harmonious contrast against the rustic cottages. It is as if time stands still in this tranquil corner of Devon or Somerset. The photograph captures not just a moment frozen in time but also evokes feelings of nostalgia for simpler days gone by. One can almost imagine villagers going about their daily routines along this peaceful lane, perhaps exchanging friendly greetings or tending to their gardens. John Gay's skillful composition transports us to another era, allowing us to appreciate the beauty and simplicity found within rural England. This timeless image serves as a reminder of our rich cultural heritage and invites contemplation on how these villages have evolved over the years while retaining their unique charm.

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