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Filename: aa073156.jpg

Size: 4239 x 4445 (6.8MB)

Date: 17th April 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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Swan lake a073156

A swan on the water and a row of chairs on the bank of a lake in one of central Londons parks in the mist. John Gay. Date range: 1960 - 1965

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Media ID 893227

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Chair Lake Mist Tranquil Tree Water Water Fowl


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photo print, titled "Swan Lake a073156" captures the serene beauty of one of central London's parks during the 1960s. In this misty scene, a graceful swan glides gracefully across the calm waters while a row of empty chairs rests on the bank, patiently awaiting visitors to enjoy nature's tranquility. The ethereal mist adds an air of mystery and enchantment to the photograph, enveloping everything in its soft embrace. The stillness of the lake mirrors that of our own souls as we gaze upon this idyllic setting. John Gay skillfully captures both the fragility and strength found in nature through his lens. The solitary swan becomes a symbol of elegance and resilience amidst its surroundings – reminding us that even in urban landscapes, pockets of serenity can be found. The presence of trees further enhances this picturesque scene, their branches reaching towards heaven as if seeking solace from their concrete surroundings. They stand tall and proud witnesses to countless moments like these throughout history. "Swan Lake a073156" is not just an image frozen in time; it is an invitation for us to pause and appreciate life's simple pleasures. It reminds us that amidst bustling city streets lies hidden beauty waiting to be discovered by those who take a moment to look beyond what meets the eye. Through John Gay's lens, we are transported back in time - reminded that even within busy metropolises such as London, there exists spaces where peace reigns supreme –

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