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Stowe Gardens

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This is composed British scenery at its best, a landscape which gradually changes around a few perfect postcard views designed to be seen at strolling pace. None of the ‘natural’ features are natural, the lake, wood and valley are all man made and enhanced to the idyllic so they appear perfectly classical. When seen through these eyes it is easy to imagine this being created from classical paintings rather than a real outdoor environment. Early in its history Stowe was more of the Italian style than the British Baroque era park it became, meaning that more temples and open grasslands were added

Written by  Ted Harper.

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