Friday, 6 April 2012

Shopping in Chester.......................................................................................

Chester is a pleasant place to go shopping.

 The jewellers Boodle and Dunthorne was founded in Liverpool in 1798.

 It's one of those places that if you have to ask the price ... you can't afford it.

 It was the window reflections that caught my eye... not the diamonds.

Boodles can be seen through the pillars... next door is the five star Grosvenor Hotel.

The Rows.
Chesters Rows consist of covered walkways at the first floor behind which are entrances to shops.
At street level is another set of shops many of which are entered by going down a few steps.
Found in each of the four main streets the first record of the Rows appears in 1293... it is thought that apart from a small number of later buildings the Rows had reached it's full extent by around 1350.

36 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Chester is ALWAYS so busy.

Sandra said...

i really like the reflections in the windows and i would have to ask the price so we know i would be window shopping only

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections for the day! Chester looks like a great place, but I would definitely just be window shopping!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Pat Tillett said...

It must be nice to be so close to such historical places. Nothing like that here... Nice photos!

Beth said...

looks like such a beautiful place to visit. just gorgeous building. all decked out & all. (:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh my, that last photo looks like something out of Disneyland. What an interesting place.

TexWisGirl said...

amazing to have a shopping area there for so long.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

What a beautiful place! How fascinating that the Rows have been around for so long and are still going strong!!

cieldequimper said...

Trying to imagine the hustle and bustle and smells of the Middle Ages! I'll have to leave my credit card safely at home!

Horst in Edmonton said...

Chester has some fantastic old buildings, what a great place.

Arija said...

What a stunning post Drew! Dreamy reflections and probably jewellery too. The only trouble with great diamond necklaces is that they make pretty young things look like bought doll, the middle-aged like mutton dressed up as lamb and accentuate the age of the elderly so they really look best in the shop window.

Love the beautifully kept old buildings in the last shot.

Have a Very Happy Easter! Hugs . . . Arija

Bob Bushell said...

I love the last one, shakespeare would liked to live there. They are superb.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Geeze, I almost didn't peek in on this post... but wow.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Chester is altogether a pleasant place.

Barb said...

Those are beautiful buildings and you captured the reflections in the Boodles windows so well!

Catherine said...

lovely superimposed images....

Dianne said...

Wonderful reflections on Boodles ... It looks a classy establishment.& it' hard to imagine this area was in existence in 1293 ..... I wonder what fashions were like then?

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Definitely can't afford it - but what an excellent name.

Pantherka said...

An interesting and beautiful post.

Dave said...

Nice work Andrew.... intresting post, I too nearly overlooked it, glad I didnt

Great lighting in all your images here

Valerie said...

A wonderful series of captures Andrew. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter weekend.

Leif Hagen said...

Lovely architecture there indeed! I wouldn't mind taking a stroll around there!
Happy Easter regards from EAGAN daily photo

Gillian Olson said...

Great shots, like the covered walkways and window reflections.
Did you ever explain what that tower was used for? If so I missed it and am curious.

Carole M. said...

Sweet header; loved that photo with the low clouds. Lots of wonderful reflections happening in the store windows! Lots of people out and about, so different to your usual photos Drew (and mine). Lovely to see the city and those grand buildings. I wonder do they actually have to paint the black very often, it would be quite tedious 'picking out' I should imagine.

Ann said...

I like the row. But repainting could be hard

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Interesting looking area... very upscale. Love the window reflections. Happy Easter!

Abhinav said...

A nice place !

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Loved this place when we visited. Who doesn't adore the original mall?

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Dianne said...

Terrific views of Chester. I am long overdue a visit. Love the reflections.

Frank... said...

A very nice snapshot of Chester on a busy day...

Ruby said...

I like the reflection shot! Cheers, Ruby

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. Nice window shopping.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Cool seen of window reflections

JM said...

I'm in awe at the bottom shot! I definitely have to visit Chester someday.

Susan said...

Lovely place, I would love to go there!