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Filby Broad By Moonlight

Filby Broad By Moonlight

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 3

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Filby Broad by Moonlight. – There are two aspects under which the Broads look at their best, namely: either in a flood of sunshine, when all is life and brilliance, or by moonlight, when the dreamy, soft light of the moon shines down peacefully on the slumbering waters, reflecting back the scintillations of the innumerable stars, which appear and disappear among the broad, round, lily-leaves, floating tranquilly by their snowy-petalled blossoms. The stillness is then only occasionally broken by the sharp twit-twit of this little brown bat, or the louder hoot of the long-eared owl, which is a native of the district.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate VI from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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