In The Market Square, Caen
Photographer: Thompson, Stephen
Medium: Photographic print
Stephen Thompson explains his motivation for recording "the picturesque old timber-framed houses of Normandy" in the letterpress accompanying his photograph of the Market Square, Caen. He laments the loss of "the old, overhanging, double-gabled tenement" which he contrasts with the "characterless aspect of modern streets, smooth-faced, and uninteresting, composed of houses alike, without curve or wrinkle, divested of any individuality, prim, decorous, and genteel..."