Street Scenes, Chester

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    Art Deco curves
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    Nine Houses

    by sandysmith Written Aug 31, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Just the other side of the wall from the Roman garden is this lovely row of tiny timber and sandstone cottages built as almshouses in about 1650. And no you haven't miscounted - only six of the original nine survive! Take a little detour from your walk around the walls to see them.

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    Chester Cross

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 21, 2003

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    Chester's Cross

    Favorite thing: Chester Cross stands at the junction of Chester's four main streets and marks the heart of the city. Carved from local sandstone in the 15th-century, the Cross was badly vandalised during the English Civil War. Now much restored, it forms the backdrop for Chester's popular Town Crier who greets visitors from its steps at 12.00 noon, Tues-Sat, from Easter to October.

    Fondest memory: A sunny June day and we met Steve and Susan Tilly at the cross here. We listened to the town crier as he greeted people from atound the world in their native tongue including Geordie language! Steve answered a question about chester and got a postcard for his efforts. It was a perfect day for walking around the walls and enjoying the sights of Chester.

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    Mock Tudor

    by sandysmith Written Sep 14, 2002

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    Fondest memory: The black and white timbered buildings in Chester may not be as old as you think....many are from the victorian age. Even so the styles around are pleasant to look at. Take time to enjoy some of the detail closer up on the buildings.

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    Chester's Library

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 26, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Not only a place to borrow books but Chester's library has this splendidly decorated brick and terra-cotta facade of the former Edwardian Baroque motor works as part of its complex.

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    Art Deco Style

    by sandysmith Written Aug 26, 2003

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    Art Deco curves

    Favorite thing: Chester does have other styles of architecture other than black and white timbered buildings. The Odeon picture house in Northgate, just past the Town Hall, is a good example of the Art Deco style.

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    Tiny rows

    by sandysmith Written May 3, 2003

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    almost a doll's house!

    Favorite thing: Some of the buildings are so cute being scrunched inbetween other buildings with their own liitle row - like the one shown here.

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