Rydal-Mere Taken Near Wordsworth's House
Medium: Photographic print
View of the shores of Rydal Water, 2 miles north of Ambleside, near the site of Dove Cottage, home of English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850). Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) and Robert Southey (1774 - 1843) also made the Lake District their home at the beginning of the 19th century. The beauty of the natural world and the local landscape greatly influenced their work.