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  • Gardens
    42 galleries
    Unless indicated otherwise, images in these galleries are available for editorial use, individually or for features. To discuss your requirements please get in touch (details on my Contact page). Prints may also be available. The experience of visiting a garden is a very personal one. It evokes a host of memories and emotions, stimulates a range of senses and appeals to that part of us that is closest to and most in tune with nature. For some, gardens are a haven of peace - the plants a colourful and enticing backdrop in a place where the tranquillity is almost palpable. For others gardens provide stimulation – they are outstanding examples of horticultural perfection; a source of brilliant ideas visitors can take away and apply at home. Many enjoy the subtle interplay of tones and colours, of leaf form, flower shape and scents. They appreciate the history of gardens, the development of design and continuity through time - as well as thoughtful restoration and renewal. And for a great number more, gardens are just wonderful places to go for days out – to take the kids, enjoy afternoon tea, an ice cream and a stroll. Whether you are in search of peace; gardening ideas; aesthetic and intellectual stimulation, or quality time with your family, Britain provides some of the finest gardens in the world.
  • Heritage
    15 galleries
    Images in these galleries are available for editorial use. To discuss your requirements please get in touch (details on my Contact page). Prints may also be available.
  • Places
    6 galleries
    Images in these galleries are available for editorial use and some can be used commercially. To discuss your requirements please get in touch (details on my Contact page). Prints may also be available. I was born in Manchester, in north west England. My earliest memories of the place - as a very small child at the beginning of the 1960's - was of unrelieved greyness and smoky desolation. Now, of course, I return to see the fine Victorian architecture blasted clean and the post-industrial renaissance of Manchester well under way - with the new city built confidently out of glass and steel. However, at the age of four I was taken to live in Chester; a world away, culturally and aesthetically, from my former home just 40 miles to the north. In Chester I thought nothing of walking on city walls built nearly 2,000 years ago by Roman soldiers. Every day I would cross a 14th century bridge into the city centre; drink in pubs built in the days of the Tudors or Stuarts; seek solace in a Norman cathedral or while away summer days in a beautifully maintained Victorian park. While enjoying the vibrant, culturally diverse and thriving cities of today - fantastic destinations for visitors from across the world - I still seek out places associated with the past. These are the locations that tell the story of Britain and of what makes it unique. In this gallery are images of buildings, villages and towns that are the physical manifestation of my country's history - I hope you enjoy them. Read more about my work as a travel and tourism photographer on my blog at http://www.joewainwrightphotography.co.uk