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Malmesbury Market Cross, c. 1490

By Humblebee
Many thanks for all the lovely comments and votes on my 'Proud Starling', all are, as ever, much appreciated.

Many years ago, we drove through Malmesbury and its beauty stayed with me. Two years ago, we had another flying visit on our way to somewhere else. This weekend, we finally stopped for an hour and I managed to finally grab a few shots. We shall definitely make an extended visit in the future and I intend to take a lot more and visit the Abbey as well.

Has been a, not so healthy, few weeks, tooth abscess followed by a wretched cold which seems to get worse instead of better, during which attending the magnificent wedding of my niece in Tetbury, which is why we were in the vicinity of the lovely Malmesbury. I will get around to all of you, but a thick head and a sore throat have the upper hand at the moment.

Tags: Architecture Wiltshire Digital art Landscape and travel Malmesbury Ancient buildings

Voters: Badgerfred, Briwooly, Fefe and 24 more

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21 May 2013 2:59PM
Love the detail in this super composition Carol,

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Briwooly 13 452 5 England
21 May 2013 3:01PM
Love the composition and processing Carol

Fefe Plus
7 33 31 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 3:12PM
Hi Carol, lovely work, nice processing....very artyGrin
Sorry to here you not been wellSad
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
21 May 2013 3:55PM
What an unusual place this is Carol !! Great processing you've done here ! Sorry to hear about those physical attacks - trust they are totally sorted soon Smile
21 May 2013 4:19PM
been there lovely photo like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 4:35PM
Looks good....Do like your processing
Hope you perk up soon...
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.2k 157 England
21 May 2013 5:37PM
A wonderful place to set up a stall. Lovely textures, Carol.

21 May 2013 5:42PM
An image which has prompted me to write another place name on our 'must visit' list!
Hope you're feeling better soon, Carol!

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
21 May 2013 6:37PM
A fine view of the market square at Malmesbury, excellent architectural detail
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 159 16 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 7:25PM
A great image Carol, like the processing, glad you are feeling betterSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Irishkate Plus
8 41 115 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 10:53PM
What a stunning building - not sure what you call this - and although the signs spoil the building
it is great to see it put to great use.So much easier than setting up tents.
Your processing has given this lovely place a lovely old world look.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
22 May 2013 1:11PM
It looks like a crown set into the village square, and a cacophony of Baroque architecture. The modern signs set a dissonant note, yet a practical use of the structure.
Humblebee 7 1 England
22 May 2013 1:49PM
I really like the fact the Market Cross is still in use today, it would be shame if it was left unused. Here's its history:

Malmesbury Market Cross, c. 1490

In the centre of the town stands the market cross, built c.1490, possibly using stone salvaged from the recently-ruined part of the abbey. It was described by John Leland, writing in the 1540s, as a 'right costly piece of work', which was built to shelter the 'poore market folke' when 'rain cometh'. An elaborately carved octagonal structure, it is recognised as one of the best preserved of its kind in England. It still serves its purpose today, nicknamed 'The Birdcage', because of its appearance, it shelters market traders by day and as a meeting point at night
7 3 8 United Kingdom
22 May 2013 3:45PM
A beautiful building and processed magnificently. Well done this is superb!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Get well soon tooWink
Jocelia 8 2 1 Australia
23 May 2013 7:01AM
I think these medieval market town squares are something special.
When we visit it is always a must to get up into the Cotswolds to sort
these places out for a capture or two….Just lovely….GrinGrinGrin

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