Landscape studies, West Berkshire and Haute Normandie
Compton and Yport
For several years thanks to the kindness of friends I have been able to live half the year in the West Berkshire countryside between Newbury and Oxford. The landscape is ancient and supernatural, with spaceships in the distance.
The rest of the year I am at my house in Yport on the Channel coast of Normandy, also ancient, more Greek than Anglo-Saxon, with windmills in the distance.
To start, a small collection of evening views of the copse near home at Compton.
Yport lies on the Normandy coast between Ètretat to the west and Fécamp to the east. Nestled in a beautiful little valley, it retains its village charm, seemingly isolated from the larger world.
I bought my cottage in November 2008. It finds itself in the heart of the ancient fisherman’s quarter, to the right of the church steeple in the centre of the postcard image and just left of centre in the aerial view.