Monday, October 18, 2010

Iconic Shot: Along the English coast

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Occasionally used as a backdrop for movies, music and prose, Beachy Head is located in East Sussex county on the southern coast of England.  With a nearly unrivaled panoramic view overlooking the English Channel arm of the Atlantic Ocean, the 530-foot rise above sea level allows for the Dungeness headland on the coast of Kent, nearly 40 miles away, to be seen on a clear day.  More ominously, however, statistics also show the cliff to be the third-most common suicide spot in the world.

This shot was taken by an excellent photographer from London, England (via Melbourne, Australia) named David Iliff and published under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License by the Free Software Foundation.  More of his fine work is sure to be featured in future posts.

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