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The Upper Fall Of The Fender

The Upper Fall Of The Fender

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1866

Shelfmark: 10370.cc.35

Item number: 5

Length: 10.3

Width: 7.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Falls of the Fender are formed by a streamlet of that name which descends from Ben-y-gloe, and discharges its waters over a rocky chasm into the Tilt. The Upper Falls specially deserve a visit, combining as they do somewhat of the sublime and magnificent.

The stream first appears tumbling amidst trees and rocks, and, being joined by another that darts from the side, throws itself down a steep declivity into a profound hollow, and thence sweeps with reckless velocity down the narrow glen,

'Where rocks are rudely heaped and rent

As by a spirit turbulent.'"

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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