Chester is not popular here on TE, only three pages of mainly old photos. And it is very interesting town. Chester has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are actually Victorian restorations. Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain. Apart from a 100-metre (330 ft) section, the listed Grade I walls are almost complete.
When I was there, the day was a bit rainy and cloudy. In spite of this I made a nice walk on the wall round the whole town.
Chester is a main city in Cheshire. And Cheshire is famous because of cheese. Cheshire cheese is Britain's oldest cheese. There is no earlier specific mention of the cheese of the county, but the importance of Cheshire as one of the main dairy regions of England is already emphasised by William of Malmesbury in the Chester section of his Gesta pontificum Anglorum ("History of the bishops of England": c. 1125).
Cheshire was the most popular cheese on the market in the late 18th century. In 1758 the Royal Navy ordered that ships be stocked with Cheshire and Gloucester cheeses. Strange, but I saw only one cheese shop there.
There is also special grinning cat - Cheshire cat, that disappears and then only the smile remains. A possible origin of the phrase "Grinning like a Cheshire Cat" is one favoured by the people of Cheshire, which boasts numerous dairy farms; hence the cats grin because of the abundance of milk and cream.
I haven't seen not even one cat, grinning or not.
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Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-19 2:57
Nice view of this busy street captured. Well chosen high POV to show us the street as far as possible. Excellent perspective and DOF at f/4. Like the inclusion of the festive lights in your composition. Thanks for sharing a good photo with an informative note.
Sergiom (76206) 2013-12-19 3:25
Un magnifique point de vue sur l'ensemble de la rue. Une belle enfilade de maisons à colombages et beaucoup de gens qui animent à la saison des fêtes.Il ne manque que l'illumination des décorations.
mkamionka (35554) 2013-12-19 5:18
pomimo ze ciekawy bylem Twoich zdjec z Middlesbrough czy Whitby rowniez czekalem az wrocisz do Chester. To miasteczko o ktorym nie slyszalem nigdy wczesniej zanim nie pokazalas swoich zdjec na FB. Piekna ulica I bardzo kojarzy mi sie z niemieckimi miasteczkami -wiem mowilas styl inny ale chodzi o sam fakt ze stylowe domki ciagna sie przez cala dluga ulice czego chyba nie widzialem dotad w Anglii.
Swietny zywy 3D efekt pomimo ze pogoda dosyc kiepska. No I bardzo dobry punkt widzenia lekko z gory.
Bardzo zachecajace do odwiedzenia Chester,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-19 7:45
l'aria natalizia è palpabile in questa fotografia, ma ho la sensazione che anche in questa località la crisi abbia fatto sentire i suoi effetti e ci sia una atmosfera un po' dimessa al di là delle luminarie o forse per la lontananza delle festività al momento dello scfatto.
Quella che invece appare in maniera evidente è la bella architettura di questa città che mischia diversi stili in un amalgama particolarmente attraente al quale non è affatto estraneo anche il colore, anche in una giornata grigia come quella della foto, al quale si unisce il vagare variopinto dei passanti.
Ciao e buona serata
holmertz (50760) 2013-12-19 8:04
I spent an hour or two in Chester in 1966 in between two busrides, but I don't think I have any pictures from there, so I can't add any more old photos to the site. In fact I have very few memories of the town and I am sure I didn't see this impressive street. Very fine houses captured from a good, high POV.
gojo (1769) 2013-12-19 9:00
I´ve never been to Chester, but Your photo here shows a very attractive main street scene. You´ve managed to fit in dozens of fantastic facades of old, lovely buildings.
Did You climb a lamppost to get this perspective, or?
EstudioChispa (2174) 2013-12-19 10:53
What a wonderful perspective -- were you hovering in mid-air? It is FABULOUS! I also love the way the strands of lights serve to obscure the middle of the frame, taking it just a small step away from reality and to the realm of dreaming or illustration. Extremely well done!
adramad (44242) 2013-12-19 13:23
That prospect has captured fantastic, this beautiful road that makes a picture to delight us with these beautiful facades, full of nice touches and many things to look at, the presence of all these people doing very vital image, a lovely place that had not seen pictures above.
Nice color, very natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a good night.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-12-19 13:28
A very good one !
I dont know why but even with all cars, this one a strong visual impact
Maybe because of the colorful houses, the lines of Xmas decorations in the street, people walking all over the place. Any how it works and it works quite well !
Bravo, have a nice evening
Noel_Byrne (30059) 2013-12-20 0:51
This image is really an architectural treat, all those beautiful old buildings leading deep into the scene and then the various towers and turrets at the end, this looks like a place I would send a lot of time in with my camera! I love the Tudor style buildings, there is something so quaint and attractive about them. Even nicer still that you captured this Christmas scene with the bustling street and the many people going about the preparations!
Thanks as always for the image and excellent note.
All the best
mirosu (16031) 2013-12-20 0:56
The view down to busy street is outstanding, the light and all details superb. Excellent photo work.
macjake (66492) 2013-12-20 8:09
I have to say, you do very well in researching the photos posted in TE, so good for you to find out only 3 photos have been shot here!
excellent note too, I would have had no idea that cheese is so popular here.
Is this a rich area? I see Range Rovers, Audi's...very expensive and high class cars.
smart looking pov, works well to show off the depth, the architecture and the structure of the city.
Seems like alot of shopping is going on here :)
see you around
gus72 (3719) 2013-12-21 15:27
Witaj Malgo !!
the street scene looks quite nice despite the rainy day and I can see more colours than what I would expect to see in an English city.
so great POV and sharp details
I think you had a great 2013 with your photography.....CONGRATULATIONS.
also ... Happy X`mas
serp2000 (43554) 2013-12-22 2:18
I have often heard and read about Chesterб but I don't remember the photos. Good presentation, I had very effect point of view, good erspective.