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Cirencester Market Place

By Glostopcat  
A view of the market place at Cirencester, Glos taken yesterday lunchtime on market day, whilst working in the town. Cirencester is a bustling market town which is known as capital of the Cotswolds. In Roman times it was second only to London in terms of importance. History, architecture, arts and crafts combine to make it one of England's most notable small towns. This shot shows the regular Monday market and the cathedral like parish church or abbey which is the finest of the Cotswold "wool" churches, topped by magnificent 15th century tower.

Tags: Church Architecture Cotswolds Cirencester Glos Landscape and travel Market place

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glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
7 Aug 2007 5:12PM
Looks like you captured a great day, nice exposure, Spot on! Click!!!


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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 5:12PM
Like the contrast of architecture
Lovely capture.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
7 Aug 2007 5:53PM
A place I have never visited.
After your I feel I must.

7 Aug 2007 6:01PM
Excellent capture, with some nice detail,
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
7 Aug 2007 6:21PM
Great sky, great architecture, great shot.
jaspernina 11 1.0k Wales
7 Aug 2007 6:24PM
Lovely image, well done.

7 Aug 2007 6:26PM
A really nice every day shot. Not that you take this shot every day of course. Smile

John Smile
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 6:33PM
Another fantastic shot Ed,love the sky and colours,lovely composition and light.

Nettles 11 England
7 Aug 2007 7:09PM
Oh - I used to love going to Cirencester, a great little town.
Lovely image with great colours.
Thanks for the memories
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
7 Aug 2007 7:34PM
Nice shot and story.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 7:46PM
Very nice, lovely colour in the buildings.

JudeC 11 6 3 England
7 Aug 2007 7:51PM
Lovely shot - a real British feel to it - JudeC
JYBluesman 11 97
7 Aug 2007 7:56PM
Great composition well shot, I did not realise they still held the market there. Jeff
fatmod 11 22 England
7 Aug 2007 8:22PM
great shot
mickf1 12 2 England
7 Aug 2007 8:28PM
Lovely image Ed and well narrated.
Nicely composed image. Love the pastel shades of the houses. Oh and thanks for the info.
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
7 Aug 2007 8:43PM
Great shot lots of detail and colours...

Been through there on market day in the car...not good

norton 14 6 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 8:50PM
Nice colourful image with great detail and clarity,nice bit of info too.
Well captured..........

StevenPrice 13 30 2 England
7 Aug 2007 8:54PM
excellent colours
7 Aug 2007 9:21PM
Great image of real life today despite its challenges Ed.

brayzo 11 England
7 Aug 2007 9:50PM
Nice shot.

7 Aug 2007 10:23PM
Just fantastic, take a bow
phil_j 12 134 4 England
7 Aug 2007 10:35PM
Been through here many a time, great capture.

Pleased to be #30

piccy 12 8 Wales
7 Aug 2007 10:50PM
Lovely looking place and a very fine ornate church.
bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 10:54PM
amazing... the wonderful sunshine shows off the colours nicely.. lovely image
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
8 Aug 2007 2:43AM
Wonderful shot (and write-up) of an interesting place, and which conveys the bustle of market day very nicely Edmund, well done!
Rgds., Jim
Blenkinsopp 12 320 4 England
8 Aug 2007 8:03AM
cracking image with nice contrasts between the temporary market and solid permanent buildings
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 8:12AM
a lovely colourful scene,
imagio 11 12 1 England
8 Aug 2007 8:21AM
Good colorful image.

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 8:50AM
It is a lovely place, but but though it is a market place, I would have liked to see it without the market. Or - bustling with life. I think the stalls take away a lot of the beauty of this place.
robway 13 318 Wales
8 Aug 2007 10:05AM
You have captured the essence of the town. I love the colour of the various buildings.
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 10:38AM
lovely capture looks a beautiful place.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Aug 2007 5:00PM
Many thanks for all your kind comments and clicks, Ed
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 5:55PM
Like the composition by placing the church to left of the image
TonyFrith 11 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2007 7:37PM
Never been to this place but looks inviting ,good composition
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
10 Aug 2007 3:59PM
Looks a nice place to visit Ed.Good one.
AlanBW 12 20 England
13 Aug 2007 1:42PM
Recognised this immediately - just a few miles down the road from me
KKmoments 11 12 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2007 11:37AM
Beautiful comp.... love the busy feel to this image and it looks a beautiful place to 'work'.... love the colours of the buildings, these always remind me of ice-cream... a neopolitan of colour... ok maybe i've had to much sun lol. Great image. Karen

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