Shanklin Chine 54
Medium: Photographic print
"The Chine, the most interesting object in Shanklin, enjoys a world-wide fame. It is one of those places quite beyond description, often as it has been attempted. The time of year, the rainfall, the unusual warmth or coldness of the weather, all affect it to such a degree that to describe it in any one month only leads to disappointment to visitors during other times, as notably in the case of Blackgang, where the cascade, freely tumbling after heavy rains, is barely perceptible at most times of the year, and excites most contemptuous abuse on the 'untruthful Guide.' Let each visitor see the Chine for him or herself, and, whatever be the time of year, real enjoyment will ensue to the true lover of nature every aspect. There is an entrance at either end, and a fee of 3d. is charged for keeping the paths in repair."
Text from 'Norman May's Guide to the Isle of Wight'.