Photographer's Note

Good Morning Everyone

After spending a couple of days in Cumbria, where yesterday, I took this photograph of Ruskin's View, I have returned home to find snow falling heavily, again!

Please take the time to click on John Ruskin to see the photograph much larger and clearer. I will add another photograph of the scene in a workshop.

John Ruskin, 8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy.

This view of the Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale was reputed, by him, as ‘one of the loveliest views in England, therefore in the world’. His writings Inspired artist JMW Turner in 1822 to paint the scene, which Ruskin then termed a 'priceless possession'.

The land from which this can be seen, was bought by a local philanthropist and donated to the town, where it can be ever protected for the general public, to enjoy the view. Many seats have been placed there and several memorial plaques.

Have a lovely day, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5606 W: 271 N: 12805] (51160)
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