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"Capturing the Essence of 'Close': A Journey Through Time and Nature" Exploring Chichester's rich history

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Map of Chichester within the City Walls, 1812
Plan of the city of Chichester from an actual survey taken April 1812 by George Loader, Surveyor Printed Maps Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: PM 154

Background imageClose Collection: Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - September

Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - September
SEPTEMBER The wine harvest takes place close to the Chateau de Saumur Date: 1409 - 1487

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Budleigh Salterton
Trippers at this Devon resort embark on a tourist steamer able to come close to the beach thanks to the steeply shelving shoreline. A gulls eye view from the west

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RIVERA, Diego. Man, Controller of
RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Man, Controller of the Universe. 1934. Right detail. Mexican Mural Painting. Fresco. MEXICO. FEDERAL DISTRICT. Mexico City. Fine Arts Palace

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African Lioness - close up of female (Panthera leo)

Background imageClose Collection: SPINOZA, Benedict de (1632-1677). Portrait of

SPINOZA, Benedict de (1632-1677). Portrait of Baruch Spinoza. Oil on canvas. Private Collection

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Old Gypsy Man & Pet Dog
At an encampment in Surrey an old Gypsy man sits on a can close to the fire

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Female Barber Shaving
A female barber with a Marcel wave hairstyle holds down her client as she gives him a close shave, with a cut-throat razor!

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Coyne Helicopter / Ufo
Captain Lawrence J. Coyne, piloting a UH-1H helicopter observes a UFO at close quarters, the craft beaming a green light on the chopper near Mansfield, Ohio, USA

Background imageClose Collection: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on a plant, sunbathing

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on a plant, sunbathing

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Picture No. 11014536
Proboscis / Long-nosed Monkey - chief male Labuk Bay, Sabah, Malaysia, Borneo, Asia (Nasalis larvatus) Date:

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Picture No. 10851598
Girlճ EYE - close-up of single hazel eye Date:

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Edie Martin and George Relph
as Emily and the vicar in The Titfield Thunderbolt

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Picture No. 10888004
Roborovski Hamster Date:

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The thunderbolt
the engine used for the classic Ealing comedy was in fact named The Lion

Background imageClose Collection: Statue of John Lennon close to the original Cavern Club, Matthew Street

Statue of John Lennon close to the original Cavern Club, Matthew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, Europe

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Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - July
JULY Gathering the harvest and tending sheep close to the chateau de Poitiers Date: 1409 - 1487

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Castle Caldwell, Co. Fermanagh - a close in view of the derelict and ivy covered Castle. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Fermanagh; Castle Caldwell). Date: circa early 1900s

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WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers
WW2 Home Front Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe Colette of Swallow Street, London sending information on a printed card to inform suppliers that (likely due to Bomb damage)

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Picture No. 10888006
Roborovski Hamster Date:

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Jaguar Mk. 2 3. 8 1965 red
Jaguar Mk.2 3.8 1965 red

Background imageClose Collection: A Game of Bowls, England, c. 1872

A Game of Bowls, England, c. 1872
Engraving showing a close game of bowls on a bowling lawn somewhere in England, c.1872. Four players appear to be vigorously contesting the result

Background imageClose Collection: Rifle Brigade in position, Western Front - WWI

Rifle Brigade in position, Western Front - WWI
The First Battalion of the British Rifle Brigade in position close to the German trenches under shell fire - WWI. Date: circa 1915

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Ducati 748

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Picture No. 11772683
Dog Cockerpoo studio Date:

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Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)

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Picture No. 11092222
Cat Brown Burmese Date:

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Picture No. 11092063
Dog Belgium Shepherd / Tervuren Date:

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Harley Davidson Captain

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Honda Civic Type R

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Picture No. 11051036
Oak Tree leaf detail Trandeiras, Galicia, Spain Date:

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Clink Street, London
Close to Southwark Cathedral, Clink Street was the site of the Clink Prison where, in the 16th century, heretics were held; the bridges are used for transportation of goods

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Menhir Section / Bossenno
A cross-section of a large menhir, close to the site of the Bossenno; a cluster of prehistoric barrows, and a Gallo-Roman villa

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Dragon fly hoving over blue water in Ninepipes Wildlife Refuge, Montana

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Scottish troops take part in Victory parade in Paris - WWI
Scottish regiments taking part in the Victory parade in Paris following the end of World War One - 14th July 1919. The soldiers march below the Arc de Triomphe. Date: 1919

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Jersey Cow Head 1973
Close-up of a cows head, probably of the Jersey breed. Date: 1973

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Edinburgh Station Hotel
PRINCES STREET STATION HOTEL, EDINBURGH, situated at the western end of Princes Street, close to the railway station

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Edinburgh / Lawnmarket
Edinburgh: Lawnmarket, Lady Stairs Close

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Grave of Hahnemann
SAMUEL HAHNEMANN Founder of homeopathy Close up of the bust which sits upon his grave in the Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise, Paris

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Waterloo [Crofts]
Napoleon among his men as the battle draws to a close and he faces defeat : his carriage awaits to take him from the field

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Picture No. 11051436
Dog Pug Puppy Date:

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Tower Bridge 1930S
A close-up photograph of Tower Bridge, a bascule bridge and a famous London landmark, closing after a steamship has passed through it

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Tarantula spider - close-up of face (Trochosa singoriensis). South Tuva, Russia



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"Capturing the Essence of 'Close': A Journey Through Time and Nature" Exploring Chichester's rich history, a vintage map from 1812 reveals the city's close-knit community within its protective walls. Witnessing the fierce beauty of an African lioness up close, her piercing gaze and powerful presence leave us in awe of nature's wonders. Edie Martin and George Relph share a tender moment, their faces so close that you can almost feel their love radiating through the photograph. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It's the Coyne Helicopter or perhaps even a UFO – this mysterious sighting leaves us wondering what secrets lie just out of reach. Tranquility embraces Budleigh Salterton as we take in its serene coastal charm, where land meets sea in perfect harmony – so close yet worlds apart. Gazing into Spinoza's portrait, his intense eyes seem to invite us to delve deep into his philosophical mind - an intimate connection with one of history's great thinkers. A Red Admiral butterfly basks on a sunlit plant, wings spread wide as if inviting us to appreciate life’s small moments when we come closer to nature. Breaking gender stereotypes, watch as a female barber skillfully shaves her client with precision and care – proving that talent knows no boundaries when hearts are open. Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry transports us back to September; vivid colors depict peasants working closely together during harvest season - unity at its finest. The thunderbolt strikes fear into our hearts but also reminds us how fragile our existence is; sometimes danger lurks too close for comfort reminding us to cherish every precious moment. 11 & 12: Picture No 11014536 & Picture No 10851598 offer glimpses into unknown stories waiting to be discovered - a close examination might reveal hidden treasures or unlock forgotten memories.