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My broadband connectionís been very iffy all day Ė and more off than on. Sad At last itís come back again, so uploading whilst itís still connected!

Again, still in Knaresborough, the Oldest Chemist Shop in England first opened its doors as a pharmacy in 1720 during the reign of King George I, when John Beckwith was the apothecary. However, the listed building complete with oak beams and quaint rooms dates back even further to medieval times. The most well known chemists were W P Lawrence and his son Edmund who ran the pharmacy from 1884 until 1965, and Mrs Lawrence, wife of W P Lawrence, who used to bottle her own Lavender Water. The shop ceased to be a pharmacy in 1997. It still sells the Lavender Water, but is more renowned for the luxurious handmade chocolates, old fashioned sweets and toffees, jams and preserves. Upstairs, where Mrs Lawrence used to bottle her Lavender Water, it has now been converted into tea rooms, appropriately called The Lavender Rooms.

Looks a little better seen large if you have the time.

1/60 sec, F8, 10mm, ISO 100

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm EX
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ye Oldest Chymist Shoppe in England
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:6 Apr 2010 - 4:41 PM
Tags:Architecture, General, Knaresborough, Market place, Old chemist shop
Votes:43

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
6 Apr 2010 - 5:04 PM

Super shot.Very interesting narrative.
Cheers
Alan

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 5:22 PM

Very well composed image, Trev, and an excellent informative write-up. Carol

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 5:40 PM

What a great shot and write-up Trev.
Bob

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7440 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1028 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 6:05 PM

How very fragrant! A very English image, a super story.
Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 6:05 PM

Hand made chocolates ....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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chazcherry
6 Apr 2010 - 6:56 PM

Cracking detail when viewed large Trev. Excellent representation of a very English place. Chaz.

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 6:56 PM

I wonder what sort of cures the had there in 1720? I think I'd rather take the handmade chocolate three times a day.

Lovely pricessing Trev. i think I'd have rather lost the poster and maybe got the top of the apex but that's being picky as it's a fine shot.

David

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:17 PM

Trev, next time you pass I'd like maybe just 4 choc's please! not too expensive.
What a wonderful shot this say's so much about the buildings there. The oldest Chemist is now situated in Flambards in Cornwall, evidently discovered when the house was to be sold, it came with cobwebs as well as all the poison bottles etc..well worth seeing.
Great capture
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 6 Apr 2010 - 7:19 PM

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8775 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1605 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:18 PM

I quite fancy some tea in the Lavender Room, what a lovely old building.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 7:58 PM

I can imagine a lovely scone and tea here, I bet it is all cotton table cloths and pretty china....

Linda

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 9:30 PM

well taken shot agree with all of the above

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gingerdelight

A great image Trev and very interesting write up too.
Carol

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2010 - 10:35 PM

This so lovely too - another one to treasure. I will answer your email asap. Thank you. Sue

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64470 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 11:01 AM

I'd love to have seen what it was like as it was then. How lovely.
Chris

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7 Apr 2010 - 11:39 AM

Wonderful image. Excellent detail. Well done
Carol

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 1:55 PM

Like the details in this Trevor good capture and good info too.
Regards Richard

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Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 5:11 PM

Beautifully processed as always, Trev, and I like the way you've positioned yourself so that the pavement runs into the bottom left corner, but I would also liked to have seen the top of the pointed wall over the small window on the right. However, I appreciate that it may not have been possible to do both, in which case, I think you made the right choice Smile

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Imagephotographics

Great shot Trev, lovely detailed shot !

Pleased to give the 30th click !
Chris

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davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 8:37 PM

Excellent colour and detai Trev, nicely presented to match.
Dave

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sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2010 - 9:44 PM

Super image - great narrative - great editing - beautifully presented - Elizabeth

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LynneJoyce
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8 Apr 2010 - 9:23 AM

Never knew about this Trevor, and Knaresborough is just down the road from where we are. Don't think I could compete with the quality of this shot though.

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tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2010 - 1:05 PM

Excellent shot Trev and love all the little details and signs.
Agree with Sue on the composition and do like your angle on the shop front.
Did you spot that their 'T' is hanging upside down?
Tim

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2010 - 3:59 PM

No, I hadn't, Tim...very observant of you!
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Canadiann
Canadiann  4 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2010 - 4:15 PM

A beautiful very old and quaint building, how beautifully you have c aptured it. Interesting info too. Really stunning texture and detail coming through here. Love it Trev.
Regards
Ann

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20 Apr 2010 - 7:29 PM

Looks a very interesting place Trev. A great write up xx

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