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Eastgate

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: April letter E at the beginning or ending of a word prompt.

When I read the prompt I came up with a good word that started and ended with E. I didn’t make a note of it and can’t remember what it was so this is my fall back post.

Looking down Eastgate Street in the city of Chester. In the distance is the Eastgate with the Eastgate Clock on top of the gate. The east gate was the original eastern entrance to the Roman fortress Deva Victrix that became Chester.

The gate has been rebuilt multiple times, the current gate dates from 1768.

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Medieval Steps

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Steps or Ladders prompt.

This is the corner of Eastgate Street and Bridge Street in the city of Chester in Cheshire, England. The two sets of steps in this photo originated in medieval times.

The steps around the Chester High Cross are relatively modern due to it being broken up during the English Civil War. The top of the cross was saved and other pieces were discovered in the 19th century and were used in a reconstruction of the cross.

The steps leading up from street level to the first floor take you to the Chester Rows. The Rows are a series of covered walkways giving access to businesses on that level. Dating back to medieval times little is known about them and their origin is subject to much speculation.

CBWC: Steps or ladders
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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow.

On reading the prompt my first thought was of canal narrowboats but I had used canals and narrowboats in a couple of posts recently so I decided to go with a different take on the challenge.

I started thinking about some of the narrow streets in some of the remaining medieval portions on some towns and cities. Which got me thinking about the city of Chester with its narrow streets and the city walls that are a mixture of Roman and Medieval construction.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow

Eastgate Street looking towards Eastgate with the Eastgate Clock on top.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow

This is the walkway across Eastgate and under the Eastgate Clock.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow

Walk under the clock and along the wall you come to the Phoenix Tower, it stands on the northeast corner of the city walls.

 

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On the Hunt for Joy: Count Chimneys

This is my contribution to Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Count Chimneys.

Over Christmas I started making digital versions of the slides in my archives. I had previously digitised around 1,500 key slides but there are about 15,000 in my archives. I am currently about halfway through the process.

So a selection of English chimneys photographed in the 1980s from my archives.

An interesting old stone chimney on the corner of Eastgate Street and Bridge Street in the historic centre of Chester, Cheshire.

On the Hunt for Joy: Count Chimneys

 

A soon to be demolished chimney on a former small pox hospital north of London.

On the Hunt for Joy: Count Chimneys

 

Chimneys on some historic buildings on The Square, Nantwich, Cheshire.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Count Chimneys

 

Some chimneys in north London during a severe hailstorm. The “speckled” appearance of the storm clouds is falling hail.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Count Chimneys