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

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.


Month of Squares

January Squares: Streetlights

This is my contribution to day five of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge.

This is Berford Street in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada approximately 45 minutes before sunrise just before Christmas. There’s quite a few different light sources with the various lights down the street.

January Squares: Town Lights

Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Architecture Digestif

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Architecture Digestif.

A couple of shots of buildings on High Street in Southampton, Ontario, Canada showing the variety of building and architectural styles found in many small Canadian towns.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Architecture Digestif.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Architecture Digestif.


Another small town in Ontario, Canada. This is the old grocery store in Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula. Replaced by a new store on the other side of the town it’s been standing empty for years becoming a bigger eyesore by the month. You would think a town trying to attract more tourists would do something about it.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Architecture Digestif.

One Word Sunday


This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday: Triangles challenge.

A big triangle over the door and a variety of triangles formed by the handrail at the Royal Bank of Canada in Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

One Word Sunday: Triangle.


CFFC: Roofs

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs.

Last weekend I was in Southampton, Ontario, Canada early on Saturday morning. I noticed the variety of roof styles on the High Street and took a photo.

CFFC: Roofs.

Photo Challenges

Tuesday Photo Challenge – City

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: City.

The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben through some light mist from the south bank of the River Thames in London, England.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: City.