Shakespear’s New Place

During a recent visit to Stratford I took this picture. It is of a magnificent bronze tree with its branches sweeping over a massive sphere which is burnished on one side and in deepest shadow behind.  Surrounded by a circle of pleached hornbeams and a 30m curved oak bench, with Shakespeare’s desk and chair at stage right, this is the perfect spot to contemplate Shakespeare’s works – and take a picture.

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