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All Saints Street

By Sezz    
All Saints Street in the Old Quarter of Hastings. I would love to live in a house like this and only a stones throw from the Stade, what could be better Smile

This was a bit of an awkward take, the sunlight was very harsh and this street was lined with cars bumper to bumper, was lucky to get this little gap hence the tight composition - I would of liked to have shown you more of the building but it just wasn't possible!

Hastings had two important streets: High Street on the west side of the valley and All Saints Street on the east, with the Bourne Stream running down to the sea between them. All Saints Street at that time was also known as Fisher or Fish Street, reflecting the fact that it was the area where most of the fishing community lived. The town's bigger shops, commercial premises and better-off residents tended to be found in or near High Street, called Market Street until 1814, and when Hastings grew as a resort the visitors and their facilities tended to concentrate on this west side of the valley. As the town expanded it went west as an extension of High Street, through what was first called the suburbs and then, from 1811, George Street, the town's 'shopping centre' until the mid-1800s. The poor gravitated towards the All Saints Street district, where small houses and tenements were crammed into the gardens of the existing dwellings.

This social splitting of the town into east and west of the Bourne Stream coincided with the administrative division of the borough into the two old parishes of All Saints and St Clements. The poorer fishing people mainly lived in All Saints parish, while the wealth and power of the town lay in St Clements. As the built-up area extended westward rather than eastward in the 19th century the divide between the two widened, with St Clements becoming disproportionately richer and more dominant in the town's affairs.

Thank you for your time and as always your thoughts/comments are very welcome.
Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!

Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: House Architecture Hastings East sussex south east Hastings Old Town All Saints Street

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Ridgeway 15 222 2 Ireland
23 Apr 2011 11:10PM
Beautifully taken,love to see the inside,

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
23 Apr 2011 11:25PM
They knew how to built to last in those days long past, Sarah. I just love these old buildings with the weathered timbers. Despite the difficulties you describe, you have captured enough of the facade to make an excellent image. Perhaps on a return visit you might be able to show off more. The detail and textures as well as the warm mellow colours have been so well captured.
Happy Easter to you and yours.
LexEquine 16 1 20 United States
23 Apr 2011 11:51PM
Excellent, beautiful, & artistic street photography image rendering, Sarah. Have a nice Easter Sunday.
Regards...Peter Smile
andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2011 11:53PM
love the detail sarah cracking colours and tones brilliant write up nice one Wink
JPatrickM 15 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 12:02AM
Excellent capture, leaves us wanting to see more. Perhaps another time ?
jeronius 13 2 1 England
24 Apr 2011 12:43AM
Tough shot maybe, but it looks great!!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
24 Apr 2011 1:36AM
Superbly captured Sarah. Love the old architecture here. Great image.........Sandy
CliveA 16 5 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 6:47AM
It's all in the shot Sarah. Detail, colour, texture and wonderful light. Cars are a damned nuisance when taking any
sort of architectual subject and cloning them out takes confidence and skill but you were very lucky to get this hole
to shoot through.
I'll bet even this timepiece gets Anglia Glazing bumph shoved through the door Grin
24 Apr 2011 7:54AM
Very well handled Sarah. Such a lovely old building, and the processing you've given it, really makes it such a pleasure to view.

John Smile
AshTree 12 1.7k 6 England
24 Apr 2011 7:57AM
What a lovely old building. Without anything to add scale, I'm pretty confident that most people would have to stoop to go through that door! Given the difficulties, you did well to get such a lovely image, one that looks complete in itself and not compromised.

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2527 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 8:55AM
I love the way you've gone in close. This concentrates on the essential lines and textures.
Richsr 15 91 223 England
24 Apr 2011 10:31AM
Like the good details and tones in this Sarah, well handled and processed.
Regards Richard
LesF 15 182 9
24 Apr 2011 11:18AM
Superbly processed

JJGEE 17 8.0k 18 England
24 Apr 2011 1:40PM
Now, if only you had been my history teacher at school I would have paid far more attention Wink
But then again you are far too young to have been my teacher ! !
JJGEE 17 8.0k 18 England
24 Apr 2011 1:48PM
Even though you are frustrated in not being able to include more of the building to show us, I / we can still see the details of the architectural style, which I assume us what you wanted to capture.
Sometimes, as you know, less can be even better at conveying the "feel" than than whole Wink
Stace 14 2 2 England
24 Apr 2011 3:11PM

John_Horner 16 12 2 England
24 Apr 2011 3:51PM
Excellent detail and a very good composition Sarah. Love your processing. Tops
16 13 1 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2011 4:07PM
Love the detail and PP in this, my kinda image.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
24 Apr 2011 5:59PM
That's what I like about Venice - no cars parked in front of your subject! Grin This is super, I love old buildings like this, and I too could live in place like this Smile A cracking capture and presentation, Sarah, thanks for sharing with us, and hope you're having a wonderful Easter Wink
Trev Smile
Sezz 17 619 15 England
24 Apr 2011 10:57PM
Good evening everyone and thanks very much for your time, comments and clicks, always appreciated Smile

Sarah x
Pegon 17 78 1 England
24 Apr 2011 11:22PM
You've captured it superbly Sarah and given an excellent write up.
25 Apr 2011 3:12AM
Wonderful well processed image Sarah - I just love these old style buildings

FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
26 Apr 2011 4:31PM
It amazes me how some of these old buildings still stand Sarah, wonderful comp and a superb write up as usual,
Sezz 17 619 15 England
27 Apr 2011 7:55AM
Pete, Chris and Geoff - thanks for your time and comments Smile
Thanks also to those who clicked - appreciated!

Sarah x
mark1309 15 13 United Kingdom
1 May 2011 10:46PM
Beautiful looking building, well captured with nice tones and colours, I wonder how old it is,

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