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A fine mist evaporates as the sun rises over this main street in Victorian-era Wells, England; a fair day in the making. Soon the street will be bustling with life.
Note the gutter on the left – a fine place for microbes. Victorians still suffered outbreaks of cholera quite regularly, even in well-maintained environments. Their water treatment and disposal methodology was rudimentary, and in poorer places, non-existent altogether.
Digital oil painting based on a photograph by artist Constance Widen. Each structural surface element has its own texture finish.*