Date: 15/05/2012 Category: Tourism
Impressive, brilliant and interesting – just some of the words used by residents and visitors to Chatham to describe the Britain from the Air exhibition.
And for those people who haven’t yet had the chance to see these photographs, the good news is the exhibition has been extended until Monday, 18 June.
The stunning collection of more than 80 large-scale images have been taken from all around the country by Britain’s foremost aerial photographers.
The free outdoor gallery is on show in Military Road, The Paddock, Chatham High Street and inside the Pentagon Shopping Centre, offering visitors the chance to see some of Britain’s most breathtaking and thought provoking landscapes from a different angle.
The images include the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, London’s Canary Wharf, The Angel of the North, Tyne and Wear, Longleat Maze, Wiltshire and closer to home the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone, Redsands Sea Fort off the East Kent coast and Medway’s Great Lines Heritage Park.
Britain from the Air has so far visited Bath and Oxford and been seen by more than 4.5 million people since it was launched in 2010 by the Royal Geographical Society’s Geographical Society (with IBG’s) President Sir Michael Palin.
Medway Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Alan Jarrett said: “This exhibition has been so well received by Medway residents and visitors to Chatham. People have actually taken the time to email the council to tell us how much they’ve enjoyed and appreciated the display.
“We hoped this exhibition would help to enhance Chatham and Medway as a visitor destination and these positive comments have proved this has been a success.
“We are proud that Medway could host this exciting exhibition as part of our Year of Celebration, and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t yet seen the display to take the opportunity to do so now that it has been extended.”
Quotes from members of the public:
“I have just walked through the delectable Chatham High Street and feel I must let you know how impressive and brilliant the Britain from the Air display is.”
“What a pleasure it was viewing the street exhibit Britain from the Air. As an amateur photographer it was a joy viewing all those amazing photographs of our country from a point of view not many people get to experience.”
“Well done. I loved the display of Britain from the Air photographs in Chatham, and spent ages reading them all – extremely interesting.”
Britain from the Air can be seen until Monday, 18 June throughout Chatham town centre. For more details visit www.whatsonmedway.co.uk