Doug Wall

Doug Wall

Posted on 01/13/2016


Photo taken on January 10, 2016



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River Stour


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River Stour, Westgate Riverwalk

River Stour, Westgate Riverwalk
Canterbury has shaped and been shaped by the River Stour, which for centuries has flowed through the centre of the city. The city probably owes its location to the presence of the river and the sheltered river valley setting.

The early settlement of Canterbury developed around a major river crossing point. In Roman and Medieval times the river provided a defensive barrier; a source of drinking and washing water; a source of fresh food; a sewer and a source of power. This last attribute explains why the course of the river is divided into two fast flowing channels as it passes through the core of the city.

The remains of several water mills are still evident along the course of the river in the centre of the city
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When the economic importance of the river declined, the city turned its back on it with limited public access and unattractive development. Thankfully, more enlightened Town Planners saw what would be lost and reversed the situation in the late 1980s. Since then great improvements have been made and a series of riverside walks and paths laid out and bridges installed to open-up Canterbury’s hidden heritage.

Odile, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, William Sutherland have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Richard Gawthorpe
Richard Gawthorpe
another lovely shot doug wonderful composition
19 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Richard Gawthorpe
Thanks Richard.
19 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Stunning capture!

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17 months ago.
Les's Photography AKA aligeeach
Les's Photography AK…
Thank you for posting this excellent image into the group it is reflecting beautifully in The Little Pond .
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17 months ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Looks like some doll's town !
17 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Nylonbleu
:-)
17 months ago.