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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Medieval Buildings

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Buildings of the past prompt.

I decided to go to my archives for a selection of medieval buildings I have photographed in parts of England.

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The Phoenix Tower, a medieval tower built on the corner of the Roman wall in the city of Chester, Cheshire.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

Church of St Editha, Church Eaton, Staffordshire. The tower was converted to a spire later.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Abandoned

The ruins of Beeston Castle in southern Cheshire. Rebuilt during the English Civil War and partially demolished after it was captured.

Throwback Thursday: 7th May 2020

St Mary’s Church, Acton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire. The original tower collapsed in a storm and was shortened when it was rebuilt.

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Photo Challenges

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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CBWC

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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One Word Sunday

Arch

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Arch.

This is the Old Dee Bridge at Chester, Cheshire, England, the oldest bridge in the city.

The Romans built the first bridge at this site. It’s thought this bridge dates back to some time between 1357 and 1367. It’s built of local red sandstone and has seven arches, all of which are different dimensions.

One Word Sunday: Arch

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CFFC

CFFC: Anything Man Made

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Man Made.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before deciding to go with two photos showing a huge difference in man made objects made centuries apart.

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This is a section of the city walls in Chester, England. Parts of this section are Roman with medieval additions with the tower probably built in 13th century. 

Close up of sprinkles on a donut.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

This is my haphazard contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It.

I say haphazard because while I have a variety of photos of various rivers I couldn’t come up with a theme so this is a random selection of photos of four different rivers.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River where it flows into Lake Huron in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The River Thames, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from the south bank, London, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The Sydenham River flows over the Niagara Escarpment at Inglis Falls in Grey County, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The River Dee flowing under the Old Dee Bridge at Chester, Cheshire. Originally the site of a Roman bridge this bridge dates back to a major rebuild in 1387.

 

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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.