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A very cold January day in Rye with some fellow epz'rs - we were on an alphabet challenge but I couldn't help but stop and take this one.. that strip of light!

Medieval maps show that Rye was originally located on a huge embayment of the English Channel called the Rye Camber, which provided a safe anchorage and harbour. Probably as early as Roman times, Rye was important as a place of shipment and storage of iron from the Wealden Iron Industry. The Mermaid Inn originally dates to 1156. Rye, as part of the Saxon Manor of Rameslie, was given to the Benedictine Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy by King Ćthelred; it was to remain in Norman hands until 1247.

As one of the two "Antient Townes" (Winchelsea being the other), Rye was to become a limb of the Cinque Ports Confederation by 1189, and subsequently a full member. The protection of the town as one of the Cinque Ports was very important, due to the commerce that trading brought. One of the oldest buildings in Rye is Ypres Tower, which was built in 1249 as "Baddings Tower", to defend the town from the French, and was later named after its owner John de Ypres. It is now part of the Rye Museum. Rye received its charter from King Edward I in 1289, and acquired privileges and tax exemptions in return for ship-service for the crown. The "Landgate" (the only surviving one of four original fortified entrances to Rye) dates from 1329 in the early years of the reign of King Edward III. It is still the only vehicular route into the medieval centre of Rye and is suitable only for light vehicles.

My thanks for your time, as always your thoughts/comments are very welcome.
Regards - Sarah J x

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Title:West Street, Rye
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:25 Jan 2013 - 5:41 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cobbles, East sussex, Rye, South east, West street
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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:06 PM

What a beautiful and quaint town this is, I remember visiting here way back in 1992 when on holiday in Eastbourne. And what a wonderful pub the Mermaid Inn is too...had lunch there! Smile
A super capture here, Sarah, and love that shaft of light Smile
Trev Smile

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christinecilia
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25 Jan 2013 - 6:27 PM

lovely shot like the light like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 6:42 PM

That shaft of Light really brings this image to life Sarah, lovely shot.

John Smile

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Richsr
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25 Jan 2013 - 7:18 PM

Like shaft of light and good details in this Sarah, but this street is not as empty in the summer
Regards Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 7:37 PM

A most informative intro to the shot which demanded it's capture that shaft of light just making the shot something special.
Ronnie.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 7:38 PM

Did you get "A" for the sign of the black swan

From the Antipodes aren't they?Wink

Adrian

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Daisymaye
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25 Jan 2013 - 10:34 PM

A lovely shaft of light. Beautifully captured.......Sandy

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 11:10 PM

Perhaps the most interesting street in one of my favourite towns . . .
The shaft of light is remarkable. I'll have to consider looking downhill next time there as well as uphill!
Regards
Bill

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 11:16 PM

Sings quietly to herself, Ah yes, I remember it well...
Smile
Moira

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 6DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 8:59 AM

Wonderful image and some very interesting information.

I just love it when the photographer puts some information with the picture as it adds so much to the experience of viewing it. Thank You Sarah. Smile Smile Smile


David.

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96225 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 10:23 AM

It may have been very cold but what gorgeous light and I know there is a nice coffee shop around the corner to warm up in Wink

As for the alphabet, looking down the cobbled street Barclay's Bank is on " T " junction, or is that stretching the imagination just a bit too much ? Smile

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 12:03 PM

Thank you all for your time & comments appreciated!

Jeff it's a shame you couldn't of made the challenge meet, I'm sure you would have done well, I struggled to find all the letters, others found it very easy!

Sarah x

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 755 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 3:14 PM

Whats this then Sarah ? ,where's the snow Tongue,lovely shot of the cobbled street and buildings Wink
ps wanna trade some sun for a few skips of snow ? if u do im yer man !!!!!Tongue

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MichaelBHanney
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26 Jan 2013 - 10:43 PM

No cars and no people - and maybe be the quaintest Barclays Bank in the country!

Michael

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:58 PM

Such a beautiful street and that wonderful strip of light really makes this image special!

David

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JohnChambersPhotography

What a well composed image, and I just love that splash of light so well spotted

John

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

Thank you gentlemen and to all those who clicked also, appreciated Smile

Sarah x

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 4:50 PM

Colours, uprights, angle and composition. all so well captured Sarah. Well done u.
J

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