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Grandstand

By 213hardy      
Back to the Racecourse at Richmond, this morning. Not sure i've processed this right but the original was somewhat flat, so this is a bit of an experiment, i played with the curves a little. Would liked to have changed the background i think, but haven't worked out how to do it yet.

The racecourse was established in 1765 at Low Moor, and at it's height was comparable to York. The grandstand was built in 1776 by John Carr, but has fell into disrepair since the closure of the course in 1891,, with the top story being demolished in 1973.

Endless years of selective breeding, led to horses that could run faster than before, eventually the turns at Richmond became to tight for these horses to run safely, and in 1891 the course was condemned as unsafe and closed.

V2 is the info board with the only picture i could find of what it looked like.

All C&Cs welcome

Thanks for looking

Den

Tags: North yorkshire General Architecture Digitally manipulated Richmond

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
12 Feb 2013 6:59AM
Excellent photos and write up Den !! very interesting history attached to this lovely and impressive place !

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12 Feb 2013 7:12AM
Two excellent images, Den!
I like the inclusion of a hand in V2 which adds a lot to the photo.

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mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 8:48AM
I like V1, it's bleak, desolate, gritty. It captures English February.
I'm glad you haven't changed the background, it almost always looks false because it messes with the truth of light.
Moira
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 9:04AM
A wonderfully informative narrative supported by two interesting images Den.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
12 Feb 2013 9:14AM
Interesting history, Den... my Dad never told me this one Tongue

Dave
Some very good detail and textures captured Den.

John
Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 9:31AM
Two great images V1 being my favourite. Nice history attached as well
Steve
mex Plus
8 27 3 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2013 11:26AM
Good docu den.
cheers phil.
12 Feb 2013 11:58AM
Great detail in the image and interesting text
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
12 Feb 2013 5:52PM
I like the info and the added lovely shot. I think V1 is really great as is, and I like it a lot, Den.
14 Feb 2013 6:54AM
Two superb images and interesting information. I prefer V1, I think it is a great one.
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