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by peterwill

 La Belle Époque*

Digital photographs tend to lack the softness and warmth of the real world. Fortunately for us, we now have techniques that can restore traditional pictorial qualities and lend a ‘Belle Époque’ look to sunny summer views of Henley.

Left click on any of the examples on this page to see what we mean.


To Mill Meadows Riverside Bandstand

*La Belle Époque (The Gilded Age) was the name given retrospectively to a period of European history from about 1871 to 1914 characterised by optimism, peace, new technology and scientific discovery.  In Paris this prosperity allowed art, music and the stage to flourish while in Britain it overlapped the late Victorian and the Edwardian eras. But it all came to an end with the outbreak of  WW1.