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Reculver Towers N060973

RECULVER TOWERS AND ROMAN FORT, Kent. Twin 12th-century church towers bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun at low tide

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Basking in the Warm Glow of the Setting Sun: Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, Kent This evocative photograph captures the enchanting sight of Reculver Towers and Roman Fort, located in the picturesque coastal town of Reculver, Kent. The image, taken by renowned photographer Paul Marsch for Historic England, showcases the twin 12th-century church towers standing proudly against the backdrop of a tranquil, golden sunset. The towers, bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun, appear as if they are being kissed by the water's edge, which recedes at low tide, revealing a stretch of sandy beach and the remnants of a Roman fort. The scene exudes an air of history and spirituality, as the twin towers have stood the test of time, bearing witness to the passage of centuries. The Roman fort, believed to have been built in the late 3rd or early 4th century AD, adds an intriguing layer of history to this landscape. The towers, which were originally part of a monastery, have served as a place of worship for centuries, making this location a unique blend of religious and historical significance. The ebb and flow of the tide, which reveals and conceals the sandy beach, adds to the ever-changing beauty of this coastal landscape. The water, reflecting the vibrant colors of the sunset, creates a stunning contrast against the rugged textures of the towers and the sand. This photograph invites us to pause and appreciate the natural beauty and rich history of this remarkable place.

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