The first record of a "new market in Covent Garden" is in 1654 when market traders set up stalls against the garden wall of Bedford House. The Earl of Bedford acquired a private charter from Charles II in 1670 for a fruit and vegetable market, permitting him and his heirs to hold a market every day except Sundays and Christmas Day. The original market, consisting of wooden stalls and sheds, became disorganised and disorderly, and the 6th Earl requested an Act of Parliament in 1813 to regulate it, then commissioned Charles Fowler in 1830 to design and build the neo-classical market building that is the heart of Covent Garden today. Further buildings were added—the Floral hall, Charter Market, and in 1904 the Jubilee Market for foreign flowers was built by Cubitt and Howard.
By the end of the 1960s, traffic congestion was causing problems for the market, which required increasingly large lorries for deliveries and distribution. Redevelopment was considered, but protests from the Covent Garden Community Association in 1973 prompted the Home Secretary, Robert Carr, to give dozens of buildings around the square listed-building status, preventing redevelopment. The following year the market relocated to its new site, New Covent Garden Market, about three miles (5 km) south-west at Nine Elms. The central building re-opened as a shopping centre in 1980, with cafes, pubs, small shops and a craft market called the Apple Market. Another market, the Jubilee Market, is held in the Jubilee Hall on the south side of the square. The market halls and several other buildings in Covent Garden have been owned by the property company Capital & Counties Properties (CapCo) since 2006.
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Nicou (105595) 2012-02-12 3:00
Fantastique compo et iamge superbe verrière et iamge quelle vue avec ctous ces magasins ce belles lampes, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (21345) 2012-02-12 4:51
Hello Jean Claude,
Not an easy shot with so much detail and people moving around but very well executed. Your pov is great for producing a sense of depth, a sense of perspective and detailing the architecture of the building. Excellent sharp exposure.
Have a good Sunday,
lgir (6651) 2012-02-12 6:07
jolie perspective sur ce marché couvert avec des couleurs et un piqué de l'image d'un très bon rendu.
Merci pour ce partage
UlfE (14112) 2012-02-12 9:04
Really well-composed and excellent sharpness. I really enjoy the natural colours and the inclusion of people that makes the scene bit vivid. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
aliabazari (10282) 2012-02-12 12:34
Good exposure to a very good resolution. A great record.
divail (7884) 2012-02-12 13:36
Le plan horizontal nous permet de bien apprécier l'espace. L'endroit est superbe, et je ne l'avais encore jamais vu sur TE. Merci du partage.
dkmurphys (42389) 2012-02-12 13:47
Hi Jean Claude,
Impressive interior capture. I like the atmosphere and the architecture, well taken scene.
Have a good night.
jjcordier (67118) 2012-02-12 23:14
Bonne photo de cette superbe verrière. jolie maitrise de la lumière et belle composition.
ebingul (1806) 2012-02-21 5:37
Hello Jean Claude,
I was there 2 weeks ago and took some pictures as well.
Your photo is really great.A very fine composition showing all the arcitecture with great colours,light,sharpness and DOF.
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (26890)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 10-22 EF-S f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-12 2:59
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