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"Rain: A Symphony of Nature's Tears" Step into a world where raindrops dance upon the earth, creating an enchanting melody that soothes the soul

Background imageRain Collection: Reids Palace Hotel advertisement

Reids Palace Hotel advertisement
Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira, boasting happy sunny days, no rain, no dust...unequalled private sea-bathing, afternoon and evening open air dances, childrens seawater pool, 100 bathing cabins

Background imageRain Collection: Princess Diana in Berkshire on a stormy day 26th June 1985

Princess Diana in Berkshire on a stormy day 26th June 1985

Background imageRain Collection: A Complete Wash-out, by William Heath Robinson

A Complete Wash-out, by William Heath Robinson
The trials of spring-cleaning as endured on the ark. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageRain Collection: The safe hands of Syddall ( Swinton) gather the ball during a rugby league match taking

The safe hands of Syddall ( Swinton) gather the ball during a rugby league match taking place on a verry muddy pitch. March 1948 P005692

Background imageRain Collection: Us-Super Bowl-Prince

Us-Super Bowl-Prince
US musician Prince performs during half-time 04 February 2007 at Super Bowl XLI at Dolphin Stadium in Miami between the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts

Background imageRain Collection: Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight

Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight
Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight. HMS Kent is one of the newest of the Type 23 frigates within the Royal Navy arsenal

Background imageRain Collection: 1985 Portuguese Grand Prix: Ayrton Senna 1st position

1985 Portuguese Grand Prix: Ayrton Senna 1st position
Estoril, Portugal. 19-21 April 1985. Ayrton Senna (Lotus 97T Renault) 1st position. Ref-85 POR 04. World Copyright - LAT Photographic

Background imageRain Collection: CJ9 2372 Hans Beckert, Morris Mini Cooper S

CJ9 2372 Hans Beckert, Morris Mini Cooper S
Hans Beckert, Morris Mini Cooper S, Touring Car Racing from the 1960s, a 45 minute race for one or two drivers with a compulsory pit stop, Transatlantic Trophy for Pre 66 Touring Cars

Background imageRain Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background imageRain Collection: Punch and Judy Man (1963)

Punch and Judy Man (1963)
Actors Nicholas Webb and Tony Hancock in a scene from The Punch and Judy Man in 1963

Background imageRain Collection: Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania

Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania
In the centre of London, close to Piccadilly Circus, two children stop a policeman from directing traffic to ask him where Father Christmas is

Background imageRain Collection: Rainy Street, Manchester

Rainy Street, Manchester
A typical English street on a rainy shopping day: an elderly couple use the zebra crossing

Background imageRain Collection: The Jarrow March. The marchers left Jarrow on 5th October 1936

The Jarrow March. The marchers left Jarrow on 5th October 1936. They reached London on 31st October 1936 and they returned to Jarrow on 5th November 1936

Background imageRain Collection: Barristers in the Rain

Barristers in the Rain
Barristers make their way through the rain along Carey Street from the Inns of Court to the London Law Courts, dressed in their traditional garb Date: 1886

Background imageRain Collection: J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British painter. Rain, Steam an

J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British painter. Rain, Steam an
J.M. W. Turner (1775-1851). British Romantic landscape painter. His work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism. Rain, Steam and Speed The Great Western Railway (1844)

Background imageRain Collection: HASSAM: AVENUE IN THE RAIN. The Avenue in the Rain. Oil on canvas by Childe Hassam, 1917

HASSAM: AVENUE IN THE RAIN. The Avenue in the Rain. Oil on canvas by Childe Hassam, 1917

Background imageRain Collection: St Swithin / Dudley / Maxims

St Swithin / Dudley / Maxims
SAINT SWITHIN or SWITHUN Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastic, Bishop of Winchester, associated with a prediction of rain for 40 days

Background imageRain Collection: Hmong children under umbrella in the monsoon (rainy) season, Sapa, Vietnam, Indochina

Hmong children under umbrella in the monsoon (rainy) season, Sapa, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageRain Collection: Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877. Artist: Gustave Caillebotte

Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877. Artist: Gustave Caillebotte
Paris Street; Rainy Day, 1877. Found in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

Background imageRain Collection: Rain BB98_05778

Rain BB98_05778
Pier Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire. People with raincoats and umbrellas walking beside the harbour in the rain. Photographed by Alfred Newton and Sons 1896-1920

Background imageRain Collection: Entrance to the Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York

Entrance to the Plaza Hotel on Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageRain Collection: Formula One World Championship: James Hunt McLaren M23 overcame the terrible race conditions

Formula One World Championship: James Hunt McLaren M23 overcame the terrible race conditions
James Hunt (GBR) McLaren M23 overcame the terrible race conditions and a puncture late in the race to take third position and the four points necessary to take his first

Background imageRain Collection: Remembering Cartier Bresson

Remembering Cartier Bresson
Jose C. Lobato

Background imageRain Collection: CM30 1426 Nicholas Northeast, Alvis SD 12-50

CM30 1426 Nicholas Northeast, Alvis SD 12-50
Nicholas Northeast, Alvis SD 12/50, Pomeroy Trophy, Vintage sports Car Club, VSCC, 15th February 2020, Grand Prix circuit, Silverstone, Towcester, England, bad weather, cars, competition, drizzle

Background imageRain Collection: The Umbrella, 1883. Artist: Bashkirtseva, Maria Konstantinovna (1860-1884)

The Umbrella, 1883. Artist: Bashkirtseva, Maria Konstantinovna (1860-1884)
The Umbrella, 1883. Found in the collection of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Background imageRain Collection: Cycling-Fra-Ger-Bel-Tdf2017-Pack-Black and White

Cycling-Fra-Ger-Bel-Tdf2017-Pack-Black and White
BLACK AND WHITE VERSION The pack rides in the rain during the 203, 5 km second stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 2, 2017 between Dusseldorf, Germany and Liege

Background imageRain Collection: Triplet falls, Otway ranges, Victoria, Australia

Triplet falls, Otway ranges, Victoria, Australia

Background imageRain Collection: A Gloucestershire Village

A Gloucestershire Village
Artist: Pickard, Louise - Title: A Gloucestershire Village - Date: 1919 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 51 x 71

Background imageRain Collection: Postman in the Snow

Postman in the Snow
This stalwart postman does his duty and delivers the post rain or shine, or in this case, thick winter snow. No chance of exceeding the 30 mile per hour speed limit!

Background imageRain Collection: Fable / Wind and Sun

Fable / Wind and Sun
THE WIND AND THE SUN Both disputed over who could cause the traveller to shed his cloak; the wind blew strongly, but in the suns gentle heat the man derobed

Background imageRain Collection: Soho, London - 2 and 3 Greek Street

Soho, London - 2 and 3 Greek Street, the Gay Hussar restaurant and the Soho Wine Market, next to the House of St Barnabas. 1973

Background imageRain Collection: Stormy Scarborough

Stormy Scarborough
Rough sea and waves lashing the Yorkshire coastline at Scarborough, England, much to the delight of wet holidaymakers! Date: 1950s

Background imageRain Collection: Double rainbow over a lake

Double rainbow over a lake surrounded by trees

Background imageRain Collection: Rain in Troon

Rain in Troon
Troon, in Scotland, must be one of the wettest places to be found, if this postcard can be believed

Background imageRain Collection: UK London Oxford Street Shoppers in the rain

UK London Oxford Street Shoppers in the rain

Background imageRain Collection: On the Dockart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland

On the Dockart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland
Artist: Surtees, John - Title: On the Dockart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland - Date: 1887 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 50.8 x 40.6

Background imageRain Collection: Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon, 1816. Creator: John Martin

Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon, 1816. Creator: John Martin
Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon, 1816

Background imageRain Collection: Deciduous forest with gnarled trees overgrown by moss and lichen

Deciduous forest with gnarled trees overgrown by moss and lichen. National park and unesco biosphere reserve Sumava, Czech Republic

Background imageRain Collection: CM5 7842 Jonathan Hoad, Van Diemen RF90

CM5 7842 Jonathan Hoad, Van Diemen RF90
Jonathan Hoad, Van Diemen RF90, 1600cc Formula Ford, Walter Hayes Trophy 2014, 2014, Autosport, Formula Ford, heavy rain, historic racing cars, Historic Sports Car Club, HSCC, Jamie Jardine

Background imageRain Collection: Supercell thunderstorm, Kansas, USA C017 / 8422

Supercell thunderstorm, Kansas, USA C017 / 8422
Supercell thunderstorm forming over Sanford, Kansas, USA, at twilight. A supercell thunderstorm is a severe long-lived storm within which the wind speed and direction changes with height

Background imageRain Collection: Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis)

Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) after a rain shower. Photographed in Dorset, UK, in February

Background imageRain Collection: Rose - with raindrops

Rose - with raindrops
ME-2173 Rose - with raindrops Johan De Meester Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageRain Collection: East End Doss House, London

East End Doss House, London
Exterior of a lodging house or doss house in the East End of London, probably Whitechapel. A man and a boy stand outside. A sign above the door reads BEDS 4d. Per Night FOR SINGLE MEN ONLY

Background imageRain Collection: Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy

Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy
A wet and bedraggled Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy, is found tied to a lamp post in the pouring rain and forgotten by a policeman with a torch

Background imageRain Collection: Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815

Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815
Artist: Jones, George - Title: Napoleon Leaving the Field of Waterloo, 18th June 1815 - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 58.3 x 90

Background imageRain Collection: England, Northumberland, The Pennine Way. A rainbow above the Schil on the England

England, Northumberland, The Pennine Way. A rainbow above the Schil on the England / Scottish Border

Background imageRain Collection: Raindrops on leaves of a water lily Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Raindrops on leaves of a water lily Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
SAS-231 Raindrops on leaves of a water lily Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany Steffen & Alexandra Sailer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageRain Collection: Hardy / Jude the Obscure

Hardy / Jude the Obscure
Jude at the mile-stone



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"Rain: A Symphony of Nature's Tears" Step into a world where raindrops dance upon the earth, creating an enchanting melody that soothes the soul. From the luxurious Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira to the comical illustrations of William Heath Robinson's "A Complete Wash-out, " rain takes center stage in various forms. Intriguingly, even legendary musicians like Prince have paid homage to rain during his iconic Super Bowl performance. Just as St Swithin and Dudley sought shelter at Maxims, it has been both a companion and an adversary throughout history. One cannot forget the resilience displayed by the brave marchers of The Jarrow March as they trudged through relentless downpours on their journey for justice. Their determination mirrored J. M. W Turner's captivating painting "Rain, Steam and Speed, " capturing nature's raw power with every brushstroke. Across continents, Childe Hassam immortalized rainy scenes in his masterpiece "Avenue in the Rain, " transporting us to a wet New York City street bustling with life. Matania's heartwarming illustration "Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas?" reminds us that even amidst rainfall, joy can be found. From nostalgic photographs like Rain BB98_05778 and Rainy Street in Manchester to Hmong children seeking refuge under umbrellas in Vietnam's monsoon season – rain unites us all under its watery embrace. Even naval vessels like HMS KENT navigate stormy seas south of Isle of Wight while Type 23 frigate battles against nature’s fury. Through it all, rain remains a constant force shaping our lives and reminding us of our connection to this magnificent planet we call home. So let us revel in the beauty and power – whether it be cascading from dark clouds or gently tapping on windowpanes – for within its droplets lie stories waiting to be told.