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By Sezz    
Rye sits on a hill top with the church tower at the highest point, and the buildings clustered all around. The town is situated a few miles from the sea, however during the Middle Ages it stood on a promontory. It was linked to the land by a narrow, easily defensible neck of land, guarded on either side by the wide estuaries of the Rivers Tillingham and Rother.

The Saxons called it 'Atter Ie', meaning 'on the island'. Over the years this was altered to 'Atte Rie', and finally to just Rye .
It is an 'Antient Town' as is its neighbour Winchelsea which were linked to the Cinque Ports in 1289, and was responsible for supplying ships to the English Fleet.

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

Tags: House Architecture Cobbles Rye East sussex Architectue

Voters: C_Daniels, t_downes, wyatturp and 42 more

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C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
29 Jan 2009 2:45PM
what a nice place to live Smile
wyatturp 15 2 England
29 Jan 2009 2:48PM
well done youSmile

ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 2:53PM
Well done...
A good shot taken here...

Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 3:25PM
Great houses and lovely clear shot, but would have been even better if you could've got the whole of the front door and its surround on the right of the image in the frame IMHO.

Hoffy 16 262 16 England
29 Jan 2009 3:33PM
Great looking building beautifully captured.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
29 Jan 2009 3:39PM
Like the details and light in this Sarah - well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
29 Jan 2009 4:53PM
Fond memories, Sarah. Ron.
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 5:01PM
Excellent shot.
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 5:36PM
Looks like a quaint place Leigh, well captured.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
29 Jan 2009 6:03PM
Lovely clear image Sarah.Good one.
User_Removed 13 485 13 England
29 Jan 2009 6:23PM
a place i need to get to at some point, i love these types of houses and architecture. Fantastic shot Sarah

29 Jan 2009 6:23PM
Really lovely shot and nice bit of history Sezz. I really like Rye, and try to get there at least once every summer.

John Smile
hellsbells8868 12 151 2 Wales
29 Jan 2009 7:44PM
Great history to accompany the image, beautiful detail in the houses.
Stace Plus
13 2 2 England
29 Jan 2009 8:05PM
Great image

RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 9:30PM
A lovely image. Those windows look superb ... unless you're cleaning them, I suppose.

backbeat Plus
15 134 1 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 9:40PM
lovley light on the old buildings...what a picturesque little street

andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
29 Jan 2009 10:10PM
Beautifully detailed shot Sarah and some great history in the write up!

Sezz 16 619 15 England
29 Jan 2009 11:21PM
Thanks everyone, really appreciated!
Sue - you're quite right about the door, I lost most of it getting the distortion right - it would indeed look better with all of it in shot.

Sarah x
LesF 14 182 9
30 Jan 2009 8:16AM
Very good, looks very English summertime of years ago.

HUMIE 14 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2009 12:00PM
As soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew it was RYE !
Excellent work as ever Sarah.

FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
31 Jan 2009 2:32PM
Another quality shot Sarah, just love your processing,
Sezz 16 619 15 England
31 Jan 2009 5:08PM
Thank you gentlemen Smile

Sarah x
3 Feb 2009 11:29PM
I love the crisp colours of this shot....
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
12 Feb 2009 9:55AM
Visited here several years ago when on holiday in Eastbourne. It's a gorgeous place, especially on this hill, and this is a super image of it.
TrevB Smile
Dave87 14 42 5 England
24 Feb 2009 7:32AM
Lovely light on this building with crisp whites. Projects the old world feeling of Rye superbly.


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