A view over the picturesque town of Richmond, North Yorkshire, looking toward the castle.
Some information from Wikipedea:
Richmond is a market town and civil parish on the River Swale in North Yorkshire, England and is the administrative centre of the district of Richmondshire. It is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and serves as the Park's main tourist centre. It is the most duplicated UK placename, with 57 occurrences worldwide.
The town of Richemont in Normandy (now in the Seine-Maritime département of the Upper Normandy region) was the origin of the name Richmond. This Richmond was the eponymous honour of the Earls of Richmond (or comtes de Richemont), a dignity normally also held by the Duke of Brittany from 1136 to 1399.
Richmond in Yorkshire was founded in 1071 by the Breton Alan Rufus, on lands granted to him by William the Conqueror. Richmond Castle, completed in 1086, consisted of a keep with walls encompassing the area now known as the Market Place.
Richmond was part of the lands of the earldom of Richmond, which was intermittently held by the Dukes of Brittany until the 14th century. When John V, Duke of Brittany died in 1399 Henry IV took possession of Richmond. In 1453, the earldom was conferred on Edmund Tudor, and became merged in the crown when Edmund's son Henry became king, as Henry VII in 1485.
During the English Civil War, the Covenanter Army led by David Leslie, Lord Newark, took over the castle and conflict between local Catholics and Scottish Presbyterians ensued.
The prosperity of the medieval market town and centre of the Swaledale wool industry greatly increased in the late 17th and 18th centuries with the burgeoning lead mining industry in nearby Arkengarthdale. It is from this period that the town's attractive Georgian architecture originates, the most notable examples of which are to be found on Newbiggin and in Frenchgate.
The original picture was taken in June 1983 on Agfa CT21 slide film, it has since been transferred to digital. Apologies for any shortcomings in quality and lack of sharpness due to the age of the original and the transfer process.
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JFS (32189) 2013-02-13 0:48
Beautiful shot of Richmond, it seems a fairy tale! Lovely, indeed!
lousat (57724) 2013-02-13 1:53
Salut Steph,la choix de la prise a fait la difference! Quelle merveille ce petit village avec les anciennes maisons et ses tipiques architechtures,tres jolie la petite rue qui mene vers la campagne,excellents details et couleurs vraiment super!! Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
tedesse (22134) 2013-02-13 3:23
Great view of the picturesque town of Richmond. I like the architecture of the old houses.
Excellent POV and DOF, nice composition.
Beautiful colors and light, an interesting note.
Have a nice day
jhm (122490) 2013-02-13 4:49
Taken out of the hight with a fantastic result.
Also your angle is perfect, we see lovely the narrow street and the houses, but also the castle in background.
Also nice depth and perspective picture.
I like the color and sharpness.
What a lovely moment for take these nice picture.
Excellent composition, perfect captured, nice presentation. TFS.
Have a nice day,
Nicou (97811) 2013-02-13 5:55
Quelle vue plongeant sur cette ruelle de village superbe image avec un bel éclairage et cette tour en fond une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (30394) 2013-02-13 5:56
despite the age of this shot it still holds all the magic and beauty of this wonderful little piece of Yorkshire. Love the enticing composition and the wonderful colours of the cottage gardens. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (39336) 2013-02-13 6:02
Une autre belle page de tes archives. J'aime beaucoup le point de vue au dessus de ce petit sentier fleuri. J'aime ces vieilles maisons toutes collées les unes sur les autres comme si elles voulaient se réchauffer.
Fis2 (73146) 2013-02-13 7:15
Interesting POV and colors.
I like curious houses and tower.
ikeharel (37424) 2013-02-13 9:30
A typical English rural country-town in view, Stephen: Fog on hills and over the castle, on far side of town, with small trail between the flowers decorated garden-bed, houses made with local stones, old cars and quiet, serenity, calm ambiance shown through.
Well scanned old stuff.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2013-02-13 11:56
Le village est vraiment charmant. J'aime les détails, et la situation près de la nature. Les couleurs, la qualité sont très bonnes. Bravo.
fabbs99 (5533) 2013-02-13 12:29
Very well done to preserve such oldies.Great scene not very sharp but does cover a lot of areas.Well done.TFS.
jcpix (3331) 2013-02-13 16:28
Wow...picturesque indeed, this is beautiful! What a quaint and charming town. The perspective and arrangement of this shot is a real winner, and the atmosphere from the haze over the landscape only adds more appeal. Hard to believe this was taken so long ago, I would imagine this might look much the same today. Great notes too, I enjoyed reading about this little town. Thanks for sharing.
sandpiper (6009) 2013-02-14 2:35
Great view down this pathway to the ruin in the distance. Despite the problems of converting slide to digital, thi sis still a great shot.
dkmurphys (36857) 2013-02-14 5:01
What a charming panorama of that small old street. The place looks great, well captured scene.
saxo042 (31802) 2013-02-14 6:56
This is an excellent scan. The village shows many clear and good colours. The background is beautiful and a bit hazy. This looks very English!
Noel_Byrne (7450) 2013-02-14 11:05
A really great view of the town you got here, not only with the beautiful landscape, and the tower in the distance, but also the amount of detail you caught in the foreground too. Its easy to feel the vibe of this cool place, and the eye is drawn up the path through the garden, up the road and off into the distance. Somebody has put a lot of work into that garden beside the land rover!
All the best
Royaldevon (17811) 2013-02-14 15:54
I have never really studied Richmond, only driven through, but there is obviously a pretty town to explore. Your high vantage point gives a great overview.
The street of lovely old houses, each so very different, makes a good lead, first to the pub and then, on to the ruined castle. There is a lovely olde worlde ambience form the details that you give us so clearly.
My warm regards,
thebest (3370) 2013-02-14 16:02
A cool hazy sunlit morning over this very picturesque Town of Richmond.
Excellent POV - it looks like you decided to go for a nice climb to enable you to capture the castle in the background.
Lovely colours & I like the content of your photo very much.
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-02-14 16:26
Good perspective of this interesting place, I like the narrow alleys with the brown houses and the plants all around. Good work!
delpeoples (45018) 2013-02-15 19:40
Salut cher Stephen
This is a very attractive old town, and I was quite surprise to see how old your photo was. it has lasted well, hopefully like the town has. The vertical frame was well chosen, amd the inclusion of the fort looking building on the hill is my favourite element. Of course with scans of this age, it's impossible to get the sky back to what it was, but I think you did a very good job.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend
PS: I met up with Gladys and Les on Wednesday night before they leave for home this evening. We had a lovely time
Kielia (20477) 2013-02-21 6:00
your high POV works very well! A very nicely composed impression of this fascinating village, accompanied by a very interesting note. Thanks for sharing this wonderful image!
ACL1978 (5793) 2013-03-02 11:56
Lovely vantage point on this old town, Stephen. The shot holds up well despite the age of the slide. Beautiful color and tone in FG as well. Thanks!
macondo (17951) 2013-03-08 20:35
I missed this one a few weeks back. I like these scans of old shots. Great vantage point for this one, achieving good depth and I half expect to see a Miss Marple-like figure walking up the lane. Lovely colours and a nice summery atmosphere. I believe I drove through Richmond about 18 years ago, and was held up by a march through the streets by men in kilts with bagpipes!
BTW I live not far from one of the 57 Richmonds of this world.
dta (51510) 2013-03-10 1:54
Bonjour Stephen ,
Une belle vue plogeante sur ce pittoresque village . J'aimerais voir 30 ans après si cela a beaucoup changé .
mesutilgim (68036) 2013-03-10 4:39
Amazing capture from Richmond with perfect pov and perfect format.
Nicethe old arhcitecture and many interesting notes.
TFS and have a nice Sunday
papagolf21 (76611) 2013-03-10 5:19
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Arrêt obligatoire sur cette très belle prise de vue.
La plongée sur ce vieux village est de toute beauté.
Les vieilles habitations et l'environnement participent à la joliesse d'ensemble.
Très bonne journée.
Silvio1953 (98259) 2013-03-10 12:01
Ciao Stephen, great POV on fashinating town, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (48387) 2013-03-10 18:34
The distance between the houses and rhe tower is giving depth to the composition. The npoint of view is showing the details and colors of the houses. The light haze or fog has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
annjackman (13233) 2013-03-17 10:49
I missed this one when you first posted it. This is so typical of the Yorkshire countryside and its beautiful towns and villages. Love the cobbled pathway and the colouful flowers surrounding it. Your viewpoint is excellent and well done for getting the tower as well. I wonder whether cropping out some of the sky would focus attention more on the delightful scene - just a thought.
A super image - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
macjake (39235) 2013-03-24 11:56
this looks like a great place to go for a walk in the summer time!
I can only wonder how it looks in todays day and age, still as charmign I hope!
there are photographs just waiting in the wings here all over the place.
loving the stonework and the oversized windows.
great scene to have here on TE