The Thomas Hardy statue in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
I was somewhat taken aback to see an ESSO gas station across the street from Mr. Hardy at the time this photo was taken, sometime in the 1980s. Nonetheless I loved my time in Dorchester and the surrounding countryside, much of which seemed to have remained as it was in Hardy's time.
For a beautiful website with more images of Dorset see:
For my own collection of U.K photographs see: