Kodak EasyShare C613 Photo #23 "WHERE SKY AND LINCOLNSHIRE AND WATER MEET"

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To celebrate the opening of the Humber Bridge Philip Larkin wrote the words for a cantata composed by Anthony Hedges. The first public performance took place in Hull City Hall on 11/04/1981. The text was much shorter than Hedges had anticipated but he made the best of it.. BRIDGE FOR THE LIVING Isolate city spread alongside water, Posted with white towers, she keeps her face Half-turned to Europe, lonely northern daughter, Holding through centuries her separate place. Behind her domes and cranes enormous skies Of gold and shadows build; a filigree Of wharves and wires, ricks and refineries, Her working skyline wanders to the sea. In her remote three-cornered hinterland Long white-flowered lanes follow the riverside. The hills bend slowly seaward, plain gulls stand, Sharp fox and brilliant pheasant walk, and wide Wind-muscled wheatfields wash round villages, Their churches half-submerged in leaf. They lie Drowned in high summer, cartways and cottages, The soft huge haze of as...

Technical Details

f/2.7
1/64 s
6 mm
800 ISO
2848x2134px