Sunday 23 November 2008

A walk through Time - # 08/272

This late evening scene in the Market Square of Kingston upon Thames (next town, 5 miles along from Richmond) shows us 1,000 years of unbroken history and the activities have not changed.

The buildings show us a 400 year span, just hidden behind the crowd is a spot where 10th Century Saxon Kings were crowned before the Normans arrived in 1066, and the trading has always been there, with river transport and quayside just a few steps away behind the buildings.

As a maritime and trading nation Britain has always been an island where many races are seen and many languages heard.

Townscapes like this fascinate me.


  1. Et à l'époque les Français et les Anglais... Ce n'était pas l'entente cordiale, si ?
    Voyage à travers le temps, nous voilà revenu comme chaque année depuis 2008 ans au temps de Noël. Que c'est fatiguant !

  2. Hi Roon! It’s always great when I have a chance to get here! Truly fascinating this one!!
    Loved the black pictures and the wavelets... Great shots!
    Interested in Tunisia? Blogtrotter has it now! ;)) Hope you enjoy! Have a great week!

  3. The mix of architecture is just wonderful. I love the buzz of the market in such a setting. The sky, the evening lights - superb. You have really captured the atmosphere and make us feel as if we are there.

  4. I am drawn into this wonderful scene. The busy market and buildings with such rich history.

  5. You've captured this well! I just love the variance of the building fronts, and the variation of people and what they're doing/carrying/looking at, too. I love shots like this, too.