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Gold Hill - Dorset by naturelover

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Yet another version of the famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury,Dorset,UK scene of ITV’s popular Hovis Advertisement; on a visit with fellow Bubbler

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Gold Hill is a hill and a famous street in Shaftesbury in the English county of Dorset. It is a steep cobbled street featured on the cover of countless books about Dorset and rural England, and in television commercials*.

Gold Hill features in the 1973 “Boy on Bike” television advertisement for Hovis bread, that has been voted Britain’s favourite advertisement of all time. It was directed by Ridley Scott, and includes the distinctive music of Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9.1 Gold Hill was also featured in a recent advert for Morrisons.

At the top of the street is the 14th century St Peter’s church, one of the few pre-18th century buildings remaining in Shaftesbury. This ancient cobbled street, running beside the walls of King Alfred’s abbey, also features on countless chocolate boxes and calendars

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  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Instant fave Pauline. Excellent capture. xx
    You actually got there then. LOL. x

  • Thanks so much for the fav and great comment Richard, what a cracking place! can’t believe it took me so long lol xx

    – naturelover

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    A beauty indeed dear Pauline,
    and an instant fave.
    I never tire of looking at this wonderful place.
    Well captured my friend.I hope you had a good day.
    Weather looks really good today.x

  • A beautiful day and fantastic scene, was so pleased I went at long last,thanks so much Catherine x

    – naturelover

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Love this image, beautiful place, such a petty street, wouldn’t want to live at the bottom though, looks like a big climb, captured in all it’s beauty :o)x

  • The bottom is certainly not as nice as the top, hate to be there when it snows lol, thanks so much Josie x

    – naturelover

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thankyou so much Mariola x

    – naturelover

  • bevanimage
    bevanimageover 3 years ago

    It’s a classic view, and your interpretation is marvellous, Pauline. Wonderful textures and colours make it irresistible!

  • That is so kind of you, really appreciate the super comment x

    – naturelover

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 3 years ago

    A beautiful shot of this lovely village . x

  • It certainly was buzzing! thanks for the lovely comment Irene x

    – naturelover

  • Steve plowman
    Steve plowmanover 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t fancy coming up that on a push bike, mind you going down might be as bad.

    Super image Pauline, wonderfully sharp and crisp.

  • It would be a nightmare using that hill in the snow,Thankyou for the super comment Steve x

    – naturelover

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    Wow what an awesome picture. Love the composition and pov

  • Really appreciate the Wow Robert, thanks loads x

    – naturelover

  • Sarah Couzens
    Sarah Couzensover 3 years ago

    Wonderful scene.

  • Thankyou so much for your visit and lovely comment Sarah, thankyou x

    – naturelover

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

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