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This town lies on the extremities of the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills at a point where the waters of the rivers Thames and Kennet meet making the River Thames a major river for the rest of its journey to the sea.

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Photographer: © Edward Lever (Gallery)(19th May 2019)
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Reading Abbey Gateway

This structure dates from the foundation of Reading Abbey in 1121. It underwent major restoration in 1869 by George Gilbert Scott, following its partial collapse in a storm in 1861. Further restoration work was completed in 2018. The building has remained largely intact (unlike the Abbey itself) following the dissolution of the monasteries. The rooms in the gateway and attached buildings were put to various uses over the years, including its use as a Girls School which Jane Austen attended in 1785.

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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Exposure Program: Manual, Focal length: 19 mm, Aperture: f 11, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/160 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 19, 2019, 12:24 pm
Exposure Mode: 1,
ImageID:1210632, Image size: 2000 x 3000 pixels

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Comment by Rod BurkeyPremier Member! Click for more info..(20th May 2019)

Well taken and you have captured the perspective perfectly. Your images stand out here like a shining light.,

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Comment by Edward Lever (Photo owner)(20th May 2019)

Thank you, Rod, I am humbled by your kind words. It's not that my images are anything special, I am just very selective about what I upload.

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Comment by poePremier Member! Click for more info..(20th May 2019)

Fantastic angle, showing off the size and scale of this fine looking building

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