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In pictures: National property

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image captionBritish photographer Simon Roberts' latest body of work is a comprehensive survey of popular scenic destinations, heritage sites and historic properties across England. (Nymans Estate in West Sussex)
image captionTravelling around the country in 2014, Roberts photographed the locations and visitor activities using a large format camera. Many of the works were made from a high vantage point, often from the roof of his motorhome. (River Esk at Trough House Bridge, Eskdale, Cumbria)
image caption“In most of my photographs we witness the somewhat mundane ways in which we interact with the landscape – walking the dog, diving into a river, cycling along a towpath – interacting with the landscape perhaps with no sense of the historic significance of the place we’re passing through or using," says Roberts. (Mullion Cove, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall)
image captionHere, a family picnics at Penshaw Monument in Wearside. The monument, which was built in 1844 in the form of a Greek Temple is based on the design of the Theseion, the Temple of Hephaestus, in Athens.
image caption"I’m also looking for subliminal signals in the landscape, capturing a sense of tension just under the surface of the photograph - the police car in Kielder Water, the managed pathways at Stonehenge (pictured), the gas delivery van ‘spoiling’ the view of Sheringham Park.”
image captionHere visitors look for the best position to take a picture at Willy Lott’s House at Flatford, East Bergholt, the location for a major painting by John Constable. The work features the cottage in the Stour Valley in Suffolk where the artist spent his childhood.
image captionRoberts has exhibited widely and in 2010 he was commissioned as the official Election Artist by the House of Commons Works of Art Committee on behalf of the UK Parliament. (River Stour at Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk)
image captionSimon Roberts, National Property is on show until 8 August 2015 at the Flowers Gallery, London. (The National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Gloucestershire) www.flowersgallery.com www.simoncroberts.com

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