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Background imagePlaces Collection: Victoria Falls Bridge crossing the Zambezi River

Victoria Falls Bridge crossing the Zambezi River
Steam Locomotive on the Victoria Falls Bridge crossing the Zambezi River, near Livingstone, Zambia/Zimbabwe. Date: Circa 1910

Background imagePlaces Collection: Dickens / Empty Chair

Dickens / Empty Chair
HIS HOME AT GADSHILL His desk and empty chair after his death, dated 9 June 1870

Background imagePlaces Collection: Juan les Pins travel poster

Juan les Pins travel poster
Poster advertising the fashionable resort of Juan les Pins on the Cote d Azur in the Alpes Maritime region of South East France

Background imagePlaces Collection: The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
The Pantiles, an affluent collonaded shopping area of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Queen Anne paid for the area to be paved (with pantiles ) after her son fell over on the Collonade

Background imagePlaces Collection: Ely Cathedral in the snow by Ernest Uden

Ely Cathedral in the snow by Ernest Uden
Ely Cathedral pictured in the snow

Background imagePlaces Collection: Sainte Maxime French travel poster

Sainte Maxime French travel poster
Graphic and striking poster advertising the French holiday resort of Sainte Maxime on the Cote d Azur in the South of France

Background imagePlaces Collection: Napoleon / St Helena Map

Napoleon / St Helena Map
NAPOLEON I Map of the island of Saint Helena during his captivity

Background imagePlaces Collection: Juan les Pins travel posters

Juan les Pins travel posters
Travel poster advertising the fashionable resort of Juan les Pins on the Cote d Azur in the Alpes Maritimes south east region of France

Background imagePlaces Collection: Venice travel poster

Venice travel poster
Attractive poster for the French National Railways, Chemin de Fers de l Est, advertising Venice (or Venise) as a holiday destination

Background imagePlaces Collection: Elizabethan London

Elizabethan London, stretching from St James Park in the west to Whitechapel and the Tower in the east. Theatres and other places of ill-repute are located on the south bank

Background imagePlaces Collection: T. E. Lawrences House

T. E. Lawrences House
The house at Clouds Hill, near Wool, Dorset, England, where British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935)

Background imagePlaces Collection: Atlantis / Map

Atlantis / Map
Map showing Atlantis during the period of its decadence

Background imagePlaces Collection: Cambridge Cottage, Kew

Cambridge Cottage, Kew, the birthplace of Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge (mother of Queen Mary). The house became the home of Princess Marys parents

Background imagePlaces Collection: Advertisement for Hotel du Cap D Antibes

Advertisement for Hotel du Cap D Antibes
Advertisement for the Hotel du Cap D Antibes at Eden Roc, Antibes on the French Riviera, showing sunbathers and swimmers enjoying the flat rocks that act as such a sun trap for sun worshippers

Background imagePlaces Collection: Bristol map, 1878

Bristol map, 1878
A map of Bristol in 1878. Date: 1878

Background imagePlaces Collection: Saffron Walden by Madge Howard

Saffron Walden by Madge Howard
Saffron Walden in Essex, East Anglia, UK, showing a peaceful high street with half-timbered houses with pageting (decorated plaster work typical of the region) during the summer months

Background imagePlaces Collection: La Corse travel poster

La Corse travel poster
Travel poster advertising the island of Corsica and depicting a hilltop village

Background imagePlaces Collection: Maidenhead bridge & Skindles hotel

Maidenhead bridge & Skindles hotel
The riverside town of Maidenhead in Berkshire showing the seven-arched bridge constructed in 1772 and the famous Skindles hotel, known in former days as the Orkney Arms

Background imagePlaces Collection: A windjammer looming over a London street

A windjammer looming over a London street
Harboured in Dockland - a windjammer looming over a street in by Millwall Dock, London. In the foreground, a woman hangs out washing to dry in a back yard

Background imagePlaces Collection: Jane Austens Home

Jane Austens Home
Jane Austens home at Chawton

Background imagePlaces Collection: Midsummer Nights Dream

Midsummer Nights Dream
Act II, Scene II Oberon places a spell on Titania: " What thous seest when thou dost wake/Do it for thy true-love take, "

Background imagePlaces Collection: Bridge Street, Wick, Scotland

Bridge Street, Wick, Scotland
Bridge Street with the war memorial, Wick, Scotland. Station hotel can be seen on the far side of the bridge. Date: 1935

Background imagePlaces Collection: Catching the 5: 15 at Liverpool Street by Grace Golden

Catching the 5: 15 at Liverpool Street by Grace Golden
Scene inside Liverpool Street Station in the City of London showing commuters and travelling swarming around the station concourse and platforms as they rush to catch trains to NE London suburbs

Background imagePlaces Collection: A view of Eden Roc on the French Riviera

A view of Eden Roc on the French Riviera
A view of the fashionable French Riviera destination, Eden Roc, where a bathing and sunbathing complex was fashioned out of the rocky coastal outcrop

Background imagePlaces Collection: Southport

Southport, pier and promanade. 1900s

Background imagePlaces Collection: Boston Stump

Boston Stump
St. Botolphs Church, Boston, Lincolnshire known locally as the Boston Stump. Boston was the home town of Herbert Ingram, founder of the Illustrated London News. Date: 1861

Background imagePlaces Collection: Old Curiosity Shop

Old Curiosity Shop
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP A view of the original shop on Portsmouth Street, London, immortalised by Charles Dickens in his novel of the same name

Background imagePlaces Collection: Corpus Christi College quad, Oxford

Corpus Christi College quad, Oxford
The quadrangle of Corpus Christi College Chapel, Oxford. The column sun dial, surmounted with the college symbol, the pelican, can be seen fenced off in the centre of the quad

Background imagePlaces Collection: Library of Congress - The Mosaic Minerva - Minerva of Peace

Library of Congress - The Mosaic Minerva - Minerva of Peace
Washington DC, USA - Mosaic - The Minerva of Peace by Elihu Vedder (1836-1923). Found in the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Date: 1920

Background imagePlaces Collection: Liverpool birds eye view, 1886

Liverpool birds eye view, 1886
A magnificent birds eye view of Liverpool from the Mersey in 1886, showing the then-new public buildings, at the time of Queen Victorias visit to the Liverpool Exhibition

Background imagePlaces Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - crowds at Romsey

Royal Wedding 1947 - crowds at Romsey
Huge crowd of well wishers waiting in the churchyard of Romsey Abbey to catch a glimpse of the newlywed Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh

Background imagePlaces Collection: London Kebab House

London Kebab House
Dining outside a Kebab House on Charlotte Street, central London. Date: late 1960s

Background imagePlaces Collection: York Minster in winter by Ernest Uden

York Minster in winter by Ernest Uden
The towers of York Minster cathedral viewed by Bootham Bar, from beyond the citys walls

Background imagePlaces Collection: PLM Cote d Azur poster

PLM Cote d Azur poster
Travel poster advertising the French Cote d Azur reached by the Paris Lyon Mediteranee railway on a sleeper train

Background imagePlaces Collection: Ann Hathaways Garden

Ann Hathaways Garden
Anne Hathaways Cottage and garden. Packed herbaceous borders lead up to the cottage

Background imagePlaces Collection: Morris / Kelmscott Manor

Morris / Kelmscott Manor
WILLIAM MORRIS English writers home, Kelmscott Manor, near Lechlade, Oxfordshire

Background imagePlaces Collection: VIKING MAP

VIKING MAP
A map showing the Viking names for places in Britain

Background imagePlaces Collection: Brontes / Haworth / Gaskell

Brontes / Haworth / Gaskell
HAWORTH Haworth Church and Parsonage, with details of the graveyard

Background imagePlaces Collection: Atlantis / Map

Atlantis / Map
Map showing Atlantis during the period of its greatest prosperity

Background imagePlaces Collection: Skyline of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Skyline of Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. Date: 1940s

Background imagePlaces Collection: Bewicks Workshop

Bewicks Workshop
The exterior of Thomas Bewicks workshop, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Date: 1753 - 1828

Background imagePlaces Collection: Axel Munthe / Anacapri

Axel Munthe / Anacapri
AXEL MUNTHE Home of the Swedish physician and writer on Anacapri, Italy Date: 1857 - 1949

Background imagePlaces Collection: Coleridge Nether Stowey

Coleridge Nether Stowey
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE English poet and critics cottage at Nether Stowey, Somerset Date: 1772 - 1834

Background imagePlaces Collection: Walpole / Strawberry Hill

Walpole / Strawberry Hill
HORACE (HORATIO) WALPOLE FOURTH EARL OF OXFORD Grounds of Strawberry Hill, near Twickenham, home of the English gothic novelist and man of letters Date: 1717 - 1797

Background imagePlaces Collection: Brora, Scotland c. 1935

Brora, Scotland c. 1935
A postcard depicting scenes of Brora, Scotland, including the clock tower war memorial, the river, golf course and loch. c. 1935

Background imagePlaces Collection: Venice - 1930s brochure cover

Venice - 1930s brochure cover
Front cover of a brochure advertising the delights of Venice in 1935. A stylishly dressed man and woman sit in a gondola. Some golf clubs can be seen as part of their luggage behind them. Date: 1935

Background imagePlaces Collection: Gladstone in Library

Gladstone in Library
WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE in his library : he was a classical scholar of considerable ability. Date: 1809 - 1898

Background imagePlaces Collection: Drawing Room at Thomas Hardys home, Max Gate

Drawing Room at Thomas Hardys home, Max Gate
View of the Drawing Room at Max Gate in Dorchester, Dorset, the home of Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet. Hardy designed the house



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