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High Street, Totnes

By TrevBatWCC    
On the last full day in Devon, the coach outing took us first to Totnes, before going on to Dartmouth. The forecast was for rain, it started off raining on setting off from Torquay, and never stopped until after we left Totnes ☔🙁 I only took ten photos, most of them inside – such a shame as it is a lovely town.
Totnes is said to have more listed buildings per head than any other town. Built on a hill rising from the west bank of the River Dart, this historic market town dates back to 907 when its first castle was built. Near the top of High Street is The Butterwalk (lead image), a Tudor covered walkway stretching for about 70 metres, that was built to protect the dairy products once sold here from the sun and rain – at least it protected me from the rain! 👍
A prominent feature of the town is The Eastgate (V1), an arch spanning the middle of High Street. This Elizabethan entrance to the walled town was destroyed in a fire in September 1990 but was rebuilt. I was stood in the middle of the road to get the best viewpoint of The Eastgate and was cursing when I spotted the car coming up the hill, but then thought it gave the scene added appeal with its headlights on and reflecting on the wet road.

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Rain Devon Architecture Cafe Arch High street Totnes Eastgate Butterwalk

Voters: PeterAS, SlowSong, Joline and 42 more



SlowSong Plus
14 10.7k 30 England
9 Aug 2019 12:04PM
Shame about the rain, but it makes for a very nice picture. Smile
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
9 Aug 2019 12:08PM
Your treatment of these architectural scenes is masterful. You bring out every nuance to the scene. The lead image is especially fine. These little towns are so fascinating with such rich history. I enjoy seeing them through your eyes.
sawsengee 16 6 42 Malaysia
9 Aug 2019 1:19PM
beautiful scene & dynamic those shining floor stone slabs! Smile
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
9 Aug 2019 1:27PM
Very nice mood and processing on both of them Trev!
Good work!

Arne Smile
9 Aug 2019 1:50PM
Two great images
leo_nid 6 12
9 Aug 2019 2:41PM
excellent photography and postwork, not to mention the fascinating street views
cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
9 Aug 2019 3:05PM
At least the weather forecast was right 😁😁😁
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 3:20PM
Good write up and two lovely street shots Trev. Excellent work !!
Isabel GrinGrin
9 Aug 2019 4:31PM
Excellent Trev, love your processing..Lin
saltireblue Plus
12 13.7k 84 Norway
9 Aug 2019 4:40PM
Excellent results despite, or perhaps thanks to, the precipitation, Trev. The car shows how narrow the street is...
newbe2 6 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 5:03PM
Great set

Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 5:43PM
Both enhanced by your superb processing Trev.
LoryC 6 2 Italy
9 Aug 2019 6:11PM
Beautiful street scenes with bright colors and so many details, the car headlights on the wet road give a great mood.
Thank you for the interesting caption Trev👍

Maiwand 16 3 73 England
9 Aug 2019 7:23PM
Wonderful shot Trev.
I have been lucky enough to visit in the past. A happy place.
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2019 7:39PM
Love the lead in particular - you have a knack for seeing great places in towns - I always look for the landscape first weather permitting!
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
9 Aug 2019 8:35PM
A finely detailed street scene in the lead but the version shows the 'wet' very nicely...
9 Aug 2019 9:06PM
An excellent narrative and two superb captures of Totnes, Trev.
It's been a while since I was last there.

9 Aug 2019 11:36PM
Love your interpretations of Totnes - my part of the world! I remember when the East Gate burned down! You’d never guess it now!
Love the lead image Karel and I had a lovely Holiday near Totnes and visited the town on many occasions
We had a lovely Cream Tea there twice as I recall. and went for a boat trip on the River Dart fantastic.

clevercloggs 18 251 15 Netherlands
11 Aug 2019 7:44AM
thank god there was rain.. it added so much more reflection and interest to what otherwise would be a simple shopping arcade. i like what you did to the image., it looks high res to me..but cannot read that in your description. did you overlay a number of images to get the better combined result?
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
15 Aug 2019 11:13AM
Lovely captures Trev , against the odds

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