Castles, Ruins and Old Buildings - Gary Cook

Gold Hill

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England. With crooked houses and a cobblestone street, Gold Hill is probably one of the most photographed streets in England. Its position on a steep hillside on the edge of the town evokes a forgotten England, which probably never existed, of early morning mists and thatched roofs; a time when everything was perfect and we had time to know one another. The stuff of dreams.... The street was made famous in England by the (now) much more famous Ridley Scott, who directed a timeless TV ad for Hovis Bread which featured a young boy pushing his bicycle up the steep hill to deliver bread to his customers. I couldn't resist photographing it.