Sweet Peas in the garden at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Stratford-upon-Avon

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John Goodall on July 22, 2009

You can sit within this bower made from Willow branches and listen to a selection of William Shakespeare's sonnets, including Sonnet XXIII, which is reproduced here:

  • "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
  • Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
  • Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
  • And summer's lease hath all too short a date;
  • Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
  • And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
  • And every fair from fair sometime declines,
  • By chance, or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
  • But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
  • Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
  • Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
  • When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st;
  • So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
  • So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."

Eva Kaprinay on July 27, 2009

Beautiful garden, very good shot, nice frame! Congratulations Eva

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Photo taken in Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37, UK

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  • Uploaded on July 21, 2009
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    by John Goodall
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S6500fd
    • Taken on 2009/07/07 11:42:49
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 8.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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