'Windsor Castle, from the Town Park', c 1860.
© NMeM / Royal Photographic Society / Science & Society Picture Library
Photograph by Roger Fenton (1819-1869) of Windsor Castle in Berkshire, one of the Queen's official residences and the largest occupied castle in the world, over nine hundred years old. Two men in top hats can be seen looking up at the castle. Fenton often placed people within his landscape and architectural photographs as they provided a sense of scale and narrative. Following the growth of the railways in Britain in the mid nineteenth century travel became much easier and more affordable. Fenton photographed many popular tourist attractions and beauty spots. He was a founding member of the Royal Photographic Society and one of the most influential photographers of the 1850s.