Photos of England

Some photos capturing the different aspects and moods of England. Many of the photos are from Oxfordshire and Yorkshire.

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Houses of Parliament – London.

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The River Thames, with Parliament in the background.

london-eyeLondon Eye and the River Thames. More photos of London

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Road through the old wood of Wychwood Forest, Charlbury. Wychwood is derived from an Old English name Huiccewudu meaning ‘wood of a tribe called the Hwicce – an Anglo-Saxon people. Due to traditional woodland, it is a site of Special Scientific Interest.

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Wharfedale snow

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Sheep in Meadow

 

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English formal garden at Waterperry.

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Red Letterbox. The Royal Mail was founded in 1516 by Henry VIII; the royal service was opened to the public in 1635. The first pillar boxes were introduced in 1852. They traditionally show the initials of the reigning monarch ER = Elizabeth Regina.

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Burnsall. The original stone ‘packhorse’ bridge was built in 1609.

 

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Sunset South Parks, Oxford

 

 

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Flatford, scene of John Constable’s famous painting the ‘Haywain’. More photos of Constable Country

 

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River Thames. Crew from Oxford University race during ‘eights week’

 

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Fleet Moss, Yorkshire Dales.

cow-dawnCows grazing Christ Church Meadow

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Red telephone box and runner from Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace run through a sleepy village in southern England.

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Old village stocks. Fortunately, only scarecrows are put in them nowadays.

 

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Rural church in Autumn

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Littondale, a quiet valley in the Yorkshire Dales. Traditional stone houses, with bunting out for celebration of the Queens birthday.

Oak tree in winter

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Sheep Wharfedale

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Punting on the river Cherwell, Oxford. Punting is popular in the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

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Cotswolds. Lower Slaughter. This view shows a 19th-century water mill with an undershot waterwheel and a chimney for additional steam power.

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Another view of the Cotswolds in Autumn.

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Near the village of Lower Froyle in Hampshire. An ivy clad house on a quiet rural road. The number on back of cyclist indicates he is in a time trial, a popular British branch of cycling.

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Red phonebox and cyclist

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University students head to their exams in traditional sub-fusc clothes. A cyclist wears more modern clothes.

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London hipsters. Cycling has boomed in London in recent years, partly due to clogged streets.

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Central London. Bike hire scheme.

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Sheldonian Theatre built 1669 by Sir Christoper Wren.

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Viaduct at New Mills, Derbyshire. The railways were a key part of the industrial revolution, and this structure was typical of the engineering needed to provide railways into hilly terrain of northern England. This viaduct illustrates one of the impressive engineering achievements of the Nineteenth Century. The railways would have transported cotton from the local mills for export to Manchester and Liverpool. Today, the railways carry commuter traffic.

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English cottage garden.

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Fields of wheat in Oxfordshire

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Red letterboxes in a thriving Leeds City Centre. After industrial decline in 1970s and 80s, Leeds revived itself as a city based on the service industries of finances and insurance.

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The interior of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Oxford was a royalist stronghold in the civil war.

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A 12th century parish church in Linton, Yorkshire Dales.

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Red London bus plus red Phonebox.

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Climbing roses. The British are keen on their front gardens.
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Bluebells in May.

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Wildflowers

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Wildverge

sunset-pylonsElectricity pylons

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Morris Men under Bridge of Sighs. Morris dancing originated in medieval England. It attained a rival on Boxing Day 1899 after Cecil Sharp saw a performance in Headington, Oxford.

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Formal lawn of Trinity College.

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Ilkley city centre. Spa town at the end of the Leeds-Ilkley Wharfedale line.english-channel-karteek

The English Channel and White cliffs of Dover. Swimmer is Karteek Clarke who has swum English Channel 12 times. [1]

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York Minster.port-tyne

Tyne and Wear. Photo Peace Run.angel-of-north

The Angel of the North. Steel structure completed in 1998. According to the designer, Sir Anthony Gormley, the significance of an angel was 1) to signify that beneath the site of its construction, coal miners worked for two centuries; 2) to grasp the transition from an industrial to an information age; 3) to serve as a focus for our evolving hopes and fears. (Photo: Peace Run)norfolk-broads-pr

Norfolk broads. Flat country and waterways. Photo: Peace Run.

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Hebden Bridge in Caldedale.

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Bradford was at the heart of the industrial revolution in the Nineteenth Century. It has struggled since decline of textile industry. But, many of the buildings built in the heyday of Bradford remain.

 

Wrynose Pass

Wrynose Pass – Lake District

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Ribblehead Viaduct

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Huddersfield Train Station.

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York city walls

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