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Back Ground Collection

"Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Background: From Chesterfield to Machu Picchu" Step into the enchanting world of background

Background imageBack Ground Collection: England / Chesterfield

England / Chesterfield
A busy scene in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, with the crooked spire dominating the skyline in the background

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924

Colonel Norton, at 28, 000 ft, on Everest, 1924
Photograph showing Colonel Edward Felix Norton (1884-1954) climbing Everest, at a height of about 28, 000 feet, 1924. This photograph was taken by Theodore Howard Somervell (1890-1975)

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Advert / Sandeman Port

Advert / Sandeman Port
Sandeman Port - the famous silhouette

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Cosmic microwave background

Cosmic microwave background. Spherical projection of the cosmic microwave background, using all-sky data from the WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe)

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Pictures of various Hindu Gods for sale in Little India

Pictures of various Hindu Gods for sale in Little India, Singapore, South East Asia

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, c. 1890

Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, c. 1890
Photographic portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India, pictured at her writing desk, c.1890

Background imageBack Ground Collection: The famous painting on the ceiling of the winged heads of 80 Ethiopian cherubs

The famous painting on the ceiling of the winged heads of 80 Ethiopian cherubs, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gonder, Debre Berhan Selassie Church, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageBack Ground Collection: England / Southend-On-Sea

England / Southend-On-Sea
A glimpse of Pier Hill, seen from across the Boating Lake, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, with the impressive Palace Hotel in the background

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942

Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942
Photograph of an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber at a British airfield, ready to take off, somewhere in England, 1942. Although the engines are already running

Background imageBack Ground Collection: The ruins of Machu Picchu, with Huayna Picchu in the background, UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ruins of Machu Picchu, with Huayna Picchu in the background, UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Sacred Valley, Peru, South America

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Corpach Lighthouse on Loch Eil with Ben Nevis and Fort William in the background

Corpach Lighthouse on Loch Eil with Ben Nevis and Fort William in the background, Highland Region, Scotland, UK

Background imageBack Ground Collection: North America at night, satellite image

North America at night, satellite image
Africa at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, set against a background of stars, centred on the continent of Africa. North is at top. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Koi carp fish in pool

Koi carp fish in pool, Taipei, Taiwan, Asia

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Saint Sophia, in the front, and her daughters

Saint Sophia, in the front, and her daughters Saints Faith, Hope and Charity, in the background. Litography

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Harlequin, Columbine

Harlequin, Columbine
Harlequin and Columbine (with Pierrot disconsolate in the background)

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Napoleon on St Helena

Napoleon on St Helena
NAPOLEON I French emperor exiled to Saint Helena (guard in background)

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Red English Post Box in a brick wall

Red English Post Box in a brick wall in Cambridge, England

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon

Royal Air Force Display Poster, Hendon, showing a biplane against a stylised red, white and grey background. 1933

Background imageBack Ground Collection: England / London / Pinner

England / London / Pinner
The charming centre of Pinner, Greater London, England. showing the pub sign of the Queens Head on the left and the church in the background. Date: 1950s

Background imageBack Ground Collection: The 24 hour Bicycle Race at Herne Hill, 1892

The 24 hour Bicycle Race at Herne Hill, 1892
Photograph showing the Cyclists participating in the 24 hour Bicycle race at Herne Hill velodrome, on the 22nd July 1892, shortly before the start. The race was won by F.W

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Isle of Man / Peel Harbour

Isle of Man / Peel Harbour
Isle of Man: Peel Harbour, with the Castle in the background

Background imageBack Ground Collection: The Winding Dee

The Winding Dee
Artist: Farquharson, Joseph - Title: The Winding Dee - Date: 1889 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 182.9 x 121.9

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Colorful sunset blossoms across a New Mexico sky

Colorful sunset blossoms across a New Mexico sky. Home to the Pueblo Indians who have been calling this enchanting landscape their ancestral homelands for thousands of years

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Des Moines, Iowa. State capitol in background

Des Moines, Iowa. State capitol in background. Date 1940 May

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Design and motto of the Royal Artillery -- Ubique

Design and motto of the Royal Artillery -- Ubique
Design and motto of the Royal Artillery, showing a crown, ornate initials RA in mirror image, a field gun, and the Latin word Ubique, meaning Everywhere

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Australia, satellite image

Australia, satellite image
Australia. Satellite image of the Earth, set against a background of stars, centred on the island continent of Australia. North is at top. Clouds (white) are seen in the atmosphere

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Universe timeline, artwork

Universe timeline, artwork
Big Bang and Evolution of Galaxies - The observable Universe is about 84 billion light years across. According to the standard view of cosmolog

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Universe timeline, artwork

Universe timeline, artwork
Big Bang and Evolution of Galaxies - The observable Universe is about 84 billion light years across. According to the standard view of cosmolog

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Boating off Cape Town, South Africa

Boating off Cape Town, South Africa
A superb view of yachting in Table Bay off Cape Town, South Africa, with the imposing outline of Table Mountain, shrouded in mist, in the background

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194

Commandos Crossing the Rhine at Wesel; Second World War, 194
Sketch showing the night crossing of the River Rhine, made by British Royal Marine Commandos of the 21st Army Group, near Wesel in Germany, 23rd March 1945

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1846

Shrove Tuesday Football Match, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 1846
Engraving showing the traditional game of football, played on Shrove Tuesday, in the marketplace of Kingston-Upon-Thames. This match was played between the Thames-Street Club and the Townsend team

Background imageBack Ground Collection: South America at night, satellite image

South America at night, satellite image
South America at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, set against a background of stars, centred on the continent of South America. North is at top

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco
Ceiling decoration in the Palais Bahia, Marrakech, Morocco

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Carvings on stone

Carvings on stone, New Grange (Newgrange) site, County Meath, Leinster, Eire (Ireland), Europe

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Black Rhino

Black Rhino, (Diceros bicornis), Damaraland, Namibia

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Patchwork quilt

Patchwork quilt, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Guatemala, Central America

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Temple of Hathor, Dendera, Egypt, North Africa

Temple of Hathor, Dendera, Egypt, North Africa

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Water droplet hitting water surface creating ripples

Water droplet hitting water surface creating ripples

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Jungle Book. Mowgli. Baloo

Jungle Book. Mowgli. Baloo
Baloo the bear, with Mowgli seated on his back, runs with wolves whilst Shere Khan the tiger watches in the background

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Fishing boats at Soufriere with the Pitons in the background

Fishing boats at Soufriere with the Pitons in the background, island of St. Lucia, Windward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageBack Ground Collection: The Howrah Bridge over the Hugli River

The Howrah Bridge over the Hugli River, Calcutta, West Bengal, India

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Business section, Dubuque, Iowa. The rich live in houses on

Business section, Dubuque, Iowa. The rich live in houses on the cliffs seen in background. Date 1940 Apr

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Scotland / Loch Awe

Scotland / Loch Awe
View across Loch Awe, from the shore at Portsonachan, Argyllshire, Scotland, with Ben Cruachan in the background. Date: 1960s

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Maze, artwork

Maze, artwork
Maze, computer artwork

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Fantasy Greyhound 1928

Fantasy Greyhound 1928
A wonderfully exaggerated depiction of an excessively elegant greyhound, painted on a red background

Background imageBack Ground Collection: Soviet Heavy Tank in Berlin; Second World War, 1945

Soviet Heavy Tank in Berlin; Second World War, 1945
Photograph showing a Soviet heavy tank moving through Berlin, with the Brandenburg Gate in the background, May 1945. Berlin fell to the Russian Army on 2nd May 1945

Background imageBack Ground Collection: HMS Helmsdale, North Atlantic, 1944

HMS Helmsdale, North Atlantic, 1944
Painting showing HMS Helmsdale, a River class Frigate of the Royal Navy, on convoy escort duty in the North Atlantic, 1944

Background imageBack Ground Collection: England / Lyme Regis

England / Lyme Regis
A glimpse of Lyme Regis High Street, Dorset, England, showing a young man on a bicycle outside Cox & Humphries radio shop and the church in the background



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"Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Background: From Chesterfield to Machu Picchu" Step into the enchanting world of background, where captivating stories unfold against various backdrops. Explore the picturesque landscapes of England's charming town, Chesterfield, as it sets the stage for extraordinary tales. Intriguingly, an advert for Sandeman Port transports us to exotic destinations like never before. Join Colonel Norton on his daring expedition to Mount Everest in 1924, standing tall at a staggering 28, 000 ft. The sheer audacity and determination leave us awe-inspired. Venturing further into cultural realms, we stumble upon Little India's vibrant streets adorned with pictures of Hindu Gods for sale. Each deity whispers ancient legends and spiritual wisdom that captivate our senses. Delving deeper into the mysteries of existence, we encounter the cosmic microwave background - a celestial symphony echoing remnants from time immemorial. Its ethereal presence reminds us of our place in this vast universe. Artistic wonders unfurl as we gaze upon a famous painting depicting winged heads of 80 Ethiopian cherubs adorning a grand ceiling. Their divine beauty transcends boundaries and invites contemplation on art's ability to transport souls beyond mortal confines. History comes alive through Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim's unlikely friendship captured in an evocative photograph from c. 1890. This remarkable bond challenges societal norms while showcasing humanity's capacity for connection across cultures. The coastal charm beckons us next as Southend-On-Sea reveals its red English post box nestled within a rustic brick wall—a symbol both nostalgic and enduring amidst changing times. Transporting ourselves back to wartime Britain in 1942, Lancaster Bombers stand ready for takeoff—an indomitable spirit embodied by brave souls who defended freedom with unwavering courage. Journeying across continents brings us face-to-face with Machu Picchu's majestic ruins embraced by Huayna Picchu.