The Long Walk, Windsor Castle
Photograph of The Long Walk, Windsor, with Windsor Castle in the distance.
The Long Walk was planted during the early 1680s in the reign of Charles II. It runs for approximately two and a half miles from the centre of the south front of the castle to Snow Hill, immediately behind the photographer. A single female figure, perhaps Fenton’s wife Grace, stands with her back to us, providing an element of mystery within the composition.
Text adapted from Roger Fenton – Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British photographs from the Royal Collection, London, 2010