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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Virginia Water

Virginia Water is a lake in a thousand acre forest to the west of London, which was created when a stream of the same name was dammed in the middle of the 18th century. Until the great reservoirs were created, it was the largest body of water in the British Isles. I have visited the lake on several occasions to take photos and walk along the lake shore; when I visited last weekend with my family, for the first time in many years, I was struck by the silvery quality of the light amongst the trees and so I took this series of shots.

More information about Virginia Water is on the websites of the Royal Landscape and Wikipedia.