“To those who know the rocky coign of England here depicted — overlooking the Great Channel highway with all its suggestiveness, and standing out so far into mid sea that touches of the Gulf Stream soften the air till February — it is a matter of surprise that the place has not been more frequently chosen as the retreat of artists and poets in search of inspiration.”
— The Well Beloved, Thomas Hardy
Situated on a 1,500 meter stretch of land along the Isle of Portland’s coast, these four landscapes act as a reminder of the small island’s previous identities and uses. Residues of the island’s purpose as a naval base during the First, Second and Cold War are apparent in the repurposed naval buildings and structures that line Portland’s Jurassic Coast. Also a world heritage site due to the array of flora, fauna and fossils, the topography of this island is as fascinating as its past uses.