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Chris: Full marks Larry, I mistakenly shot this at ISO 800
I love the view through the portal...
Chris: That is Vicars' Close in Wells Elizabeth, a famous street
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2018, 05:12
That portal beckons strongly!
Chris: Yes it does. I took Astrid for a walk through there a year or two ago
Magnifiques portes.
Chris: Yes it is, thank you Martine
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jan 2018, 06:42
What a great picture and I do remember this portal.....love the long shadows inside.
Chris: I have happy memories of the occasion Astrid
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jan 2018, 07:06
The lovely light has brought out the glorious colours here. I think we are in Wells?
Chris: Indeed we are in that lovely place
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2018, 07:14
Oh, we are in Wells? -with view to the almshouses? I like your image very much!
Chris: Indeed so Philine. Vicars' Close, in Wells, Somerset, England, is claimed to be the oldest purely residential street with original buildings surviving intact in Europe.[3] John Julius Norwich calls it "that rarest of survivals, a planned street of the mid-14th century".[8] It comprises numerous Grade I listed buildings, comprising 27 residences (originally 44), built for Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury, a chapel and library at the north end, and a hall at the south end, over an arched gate. It is connected at its southern end to the cathedral by way of a walkway over Chain Gate.

Vicars' Close is about 460 feet (140 m) long, and paved with setts. Its width is tapered by 10 feet (3.0 m) to make it look longer when viewed from the main entrance nearest the cathedral. When viewed from the other end it looks shorter. By the nineteenth century the buildings were reported to be in a poor state of repair, and part of the adjoining hall was being used as a malt house. Repairs have since been carried out including the construction of Shrewsbury House to replace buildings damaged in a fire.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2018, 07:46
Yes, yes, Vicars' Close - sorry, I forgot the name of this street , nowadays young people are living there, we spoke with a student of the Wells choir.
Chris: Thank you Philine
Well well Wells
Chris: Well yes
Très belle profondeur de champ ..bravo !
Chris: You are too kind: thank you Claudine
It is lovely and old.
Chris: It's certainly that..
Beautiful framing, the glimpse of the panorama that can be seen through the arch and perfect.
Chris: Thank you kindly Claudio
I still want to go there one day.
Chris: You would love it, and the next door Cathedral too Brian

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camera NEX-7
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/2000s
aperture f/11.0
sensitivity ISO800
focal length 16.0mm