Photographer: Thompson, Stephen
Medium: Photographic print
"The scene is a familiar one enough anywhere around the English coast: - a break in the long line of cliffs, a chasm marked by white foam and yellow sands, red roofs clustering about a narrow wharf, a climbing street, and a grey mouldering church above. In the midnight watch at sea, in far-off climes, on Indian plains, or in distant colonies, the vision of such a simple scene often rises unbidden to the exile's mental gaze, and brings with it thoughts of 'long ago.'" Text by Stephen Thompson.