Ode to a lamp-post

The Roman poet Horace’s maxim ut pictura poesis, pithily underlining the complementary nature of the visual and literary arts, neatly encapsulates the relationship between the poet, writer and architectural critic Sir John Betjeman (the centenary of whose birth falls this month) and the photographer Edwin Smith.

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