SERVING as one of the main routes into the city, the A34 is known to most for the daily gridlock and queues of traffic.

But this picture paints the stretch of road in a very different light.

Here the A34 looks eerily quiet – miles different to the warnings on our traffic feed over the weekend of lane closures and heavy congestion.

It was taken by our camera club member Ian Marriot.

He shared the picture with the 1,200 members, explaining: 'It's not often you can stand in the middle to take pictures. Peace and quiet."