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Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vereinigte Königreich
half timbered house
the Rows
timber framing
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Chester Rows

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England - Chester Rows

England - Chester Rows
Chester Rows can be found in the four main streets in the centre of Chester. They consist of covered and continuous half-timbered walkways at the first floor with shops and other premises. At street level there are also retail premises, which can be entered by going down a few steps. Some original 13th century buildings, have survived the ravages of time, but many of the impressive facades are Victorian copies. The Rows, with its double-decker architectural design, are unique in the world.

The earliest written records of the Rows date back to the 11th and 12th centuries, but it’s possible they actually existed in some form for many centuries before that. Most probably they may have been built on top of rubble remaining from the ruins of Roman buildings. Still their origin is subject to speculation. Undercrofts were constructed beneath the buildings in the Rows. The undercrofts were in stone while most of the buildings in the Rows were in timber.

Petar Bojić, Andrew Marshall, E. Adam Galehr, Fortescue38 and 87 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
It's impossible to get any photos without people in them in this part of Chester, Jaap. I wasn't there on that day though. ;-)
3 years ago.
Sonia Roosen
has replied to Amelia Heath club
Mooi pleintje in jet uurtje blauw met prachtige verlichting, goede momentfoto,
Prettig weekend, Sonia
3 years ago.
 Edward Bowthorpe
Edward Bowthorpe
Lovely capture Jaap,eddie,
3 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I have never been to Chester...a nice picture Jaap.
Wish you a good weekend :)
3 years ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
J'aime beaucoup Chester, où l'un de mes oncles avait pris sa retraite.
3 years ago.
Gudrun club
Beautiful and typically English! I like the 2nd note best. HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Gudrun club
Perhaps the composition is better, but it doesn't show the premises on street level.
3 years ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Schöne Aufnahme.gruss Hansruedi
3 years ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Typical "black & white" architecture!!!!
Very well taken!
3 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
One of the most beautiful cities of England, Jaap !! Marvelous views !!!!!
3 years ago.
So lovely Jaap, we went there a few years ago now,
Have a wonderful weekend
3 years ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Very beautifull old house !
3 years ago.
 Uwe Klimpke
Uwe Klimpke club
Ein schönes Gebäude, sehr gut die Einzelbilder, gefällt mir. Nur schade, ohne die vielen Menschen wäre das Bild noch schöner.
Viele Grüße, Uwe
3 years ago.
 John Goodwin
John Goodwin club
Very nice Jaap.. HFF. John.
3 years ago.
ANNICK56 club
jolie cité
3 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
HFF, Jaap ! Schönes Wochenende wünsch ich dir !
3 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful shot, beautiful architecture, nicely composed and great detail.
3 years ago.
Beautiful architecture, interesting building...
Again have a nice weekend...
3 years ago.
Zulma club
Great urban shot!!
3 years ago.
micritter club
Three excellent shots of the very beautiful old buildings showing the wonderful architecture.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Like Rosa, I too have never been to Chester! I have never been to York, Lincoln or Durham either and I feel ashamed!
A terrific shot, Jaap!l
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Andy Rodker club
Can really recommend a visit.
3 years ago.
 Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal club
Great shot of this famous location Jaap!! HFF and fab weekend!!
3 years ago.
 Alda - not often here
Alda - not often her…
Splendid architecture
3 years ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Preciosa toma de ese casco urbano con tan bonita arquitectura.
3 years ago.
An impressive image accompanied by interesting text.

HFF, Jaap.
3 years ago.
 Dick M
Dick M
I like this shot...lots of action. Good capture.
3 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Oh..a veranda fence ;) A lovely corner..a lovely shot! HFF Jaap!
3 years ago.
Dinesh club
It's beautiful......
3 years ago.
Olde English HFF!
3 years ago.
cp_u club
3 years ago.
HappySnapper club
Nice street scene Jaap, I visited there many years ago but I cannot recall to much about the place.
3 years ago.
Valfal club
A wonderful capture of this beautiful architecture; HFF, Jaap! :-)
3 years ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Photo très intéressante. Cordialement. Nicole.
3 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Gorgeous building! I've been there 2 months ago. HFF, Jaap!
3 years ago.
Schussentäler club
wunderschöne Häuser. ich wünsche Dir ein schönes erholsames Wochenende
3 years ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Pretty. It looks like it's made of chocolate. :)
3 years ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
This is a superb shot Jaap.
I have been to Chester but didn't capture this wonderful shot.
3 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
beautiful street and architectural shot !
3 years ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Bon plan sur ces belles façades ! Bon WE
3 years ago.
gezginruh club
Hi Jaap,

A very nice picture of Chester. As always many people there!!

Belated HFF

Best wishes
3 years ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
belle région et belle maison ! bon WE Jaap !
3 years ago.
Xata club
Thanks for the explanation, I learned somthing with your well done picture. HFF and nice weekend
3 years ago.
LutzP club
Have been there once years ago. Thanks for sharing, Jaap. HFF and enjoy the weekend
3 years ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Belle prise de vue et architecture !
3 years ago.
Danielle club
Très Grandiose *************
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
It is indeed a beautiful place !
3 years ago.
tiabunna club
Impressive buildings and much appreciated background info. Slightly belated HFF, Jaap.
3 years ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Good one Jaap!
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Great architecture and beautiful photo, Jaap!
3 years ago.
Belle image. Amitiés, Richard
3 years ago.
Esther club
A beautiful plaza
3 years ago.
 Hubs 56
Hubs 56 club
very British Jaap
greetings, Hubs
3 years ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Excellent street view!!
3 years ago.
sea-herdorf club
Ein fantastisches schönes Fachwerk, Jaap,
Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende,
3 years ago.
 Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ club
Have been there too, Japp ! ... end of the 80's if I well remember.
What a fantastic place !
And you made a wonderful photograph of it !
3 years ago.
 Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
Interesting architectural detail, Jaap ... it's a sort of "mezzanine walkway" ... it shows especially in the first p-in-p.
3 years ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A very busy scene. A wonderful place with great half-timbered architecture! Well captured!
3 years ago.
Jean club
I remember the Rows from many years ago. They were lovely to look at and shop in.
3 years ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Jaap,

Nice capture of the centre of one of our oldest cities.
Füsun (gezginruh) and I were there in this exact spot 8 days later...!!

Best Wishes
3 years ago.
 Aliaksandr Gubarevich
Aliaksandr Gubarevic…
Stunning architecture, wonderful photo !!!
3 years ago.
 Ke Marshall
Ke Marshall
The architecture is gorgeous, Jaap! Such a castle-like pillars.
Great street photography.
3 years ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
heel mooi
3 years ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Wonderful architecture and photos!
Have a nicet week, Jaap!
3 years ago.
 Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel club
hele mooie opname
3 years ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Nicely done i like this place too! Not so far from me
3 years ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Beautiful City, always a buzz .....lovely image Jaap !!
3 years ago.
Adele club
Beautifully done, Jaap! Chester looks really worthy of a visit!
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen club
has replied to Adele club
It certainly is.
3 years ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
bien vu !***********
3 years ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Wunderbare Fachwerkhäuser!
3 years ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
3 years ago.
 Uli F.
Uli F. club
I love these Chester Rows, Jaap. But I have memories, because my husband has fallen down the stairs at the corner. But he was not hurt....
3 years ago.
 Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den… club
3 years ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
What a wonderful architecture !!!
3 years ago.
sunlight club
Großartig !
3 years ago.
 Alain Raffin
Alain Raffin club
Les gens sont pressés et affairés et ne voient plus les beautés qu'ils côtoient quotidiennement. Quand je travaillais, je passais devant un monument historique énorme, et je n'y jetais que rarement un coup d’œil, trop préoccupé par mon quotidien.
2 years ago.
 Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall
Fantastic architectural image.
14 months ago.

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