Precious Cargo – soj[ourn] for Ever

Walking between Shandy Hall in Coxwold, North Yorkshire and nearby Byland Abbey, I have followed in the footsteps of Laurence Sterne who daily made the same walk. Whilst on these walks I photographed the landscape and details therein. The space has undoubtedly changed since Sterne made his walks to commune with Cordelia, the spirit of a nun, and to absorb himself in his preoccupation with Eliza Draper, the absent focus of his affections, but in it there remains something of the solitude and harshness that Sterne must have felt within and without his heavy heart and sentimental mind.