Remaining in Chester, we head today along Northgate Street to the Christmas Market which stands in front of the Town Hall and across the road that leads to Chester Cathedral.
Both of the images above are of Northgate Street leading us away from Eastgate along the cobbles.
We are now in the Christmas Market, among the stalls and shoppers. The Town Hall is to our left and, in front of it, is the city’s Christmas Tree.
In the shot above, you get a better view of the Town Hall and the context of the market.
We’re standing now with our backs to the market, looking, on the right, towards St Werburgh Street which runs down to the Cathedral church of St Werburgh.
Our first direct view of the Cathedral with its magnificent stained-glass window and its door (not the visitor entrance) bearing a holly wreath.
Some young people – I think that they were American – pose below the holly wreath on the Cathedral Door. They had actually been posing for a photograph being taken by one of their number using a smartphone. They saw me, with my camera, watching, and asked me to use their friend’s phone to capture the whole group. before they dispersed, I asked if they’d pose again, but for me this time. They good-heartedly agreed.
A photo that I took,with my back to the Cathedral door, looking back at the Town Hall and market.
Here, we walk back down past the side of the cathedral towards Eastgate. I thought that the tree lights looked nice against the half-timbered buildings behind.
We leave the Cathedral now on our way home. I hope that you have enjoyed your visit. Tomorrow we travel towards Manchester to visit Media City UK where we’ll spend a couple of days. We’ll start in the afternoon, familiarising ourselves with the area, and as day turns to sunset then evening, we’ll see its festive lighting appear.
For tonight’s featured photo, I return to The Cross, looking across to the junction of Eastgate Street and Northgate Street and along Northgate Street – our theme for this entire post.
EXIF data were: Camera was a Fujifilm X-T4 26 MP cropped-sensor, mirrorless camera paired with a Fujinon 23 mm f/2 lens. Shutter speed was 1/25 secs @ f/5.6 and 23 mm. ISO was 6400.