Sunday, 31 July 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday: Market Street Colonnade

In front of the parade of shops at the bottom end of Market Street, leading towards the bus station, is a colonnade.

Classical colonnades were constructed using large stone columns but Victorian colonnades were made with wrought iron. Essentially they create a covered walkway in front of the buildings. They shelter shoppers from the rain, but in better weather the sun casts delightful shadows on the pavement.

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  1. I really like the shadow. The longer I look at it the more shapes I see.

  2. this is one fine fine photo. and shadows too. happy SSS.

  3. The colonnade looks like a most pleasant place to stroll, summer or winter!


    Shadows above me,
    Shadows below;
    Some shadows swift and
    Some shadows slow;
    All of these shadows,
    It’s plain to see,
    Are my compadres—
    Sweet company!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Scissor Those Shadows!

  4. Wrought iron can be formed into intricate shapes, like here. I don't see iron as any less of an artistic medium than say, stone. The columns are meant to be functional, but these shapes are lovely, to. A nice streetscape!

  5. beautiful shadow pattern!

  6. Quite a nice image. Wish I took it.

  7. A good shot - love the lattice shadows

  8. We have exactly the same structures over here. Pathetic little copiers that we are. I love the shadow. I tried something similar yesterday.

  9. What an awesome Shadow Shot. The wroght iron pattern on the walkway is so pretty. Small at one end and larger as it nears you. I love it!

  10. Thanks for the warning, checked the blog this morning and it seems to be fine, but i'll keep a watch on it.

  11. The more I look at this shot, the more different shadows I see. I think this is an amazing shot. The muted coloration and composition are so nice. Genie

  12. Well done....the whole composition of this photo share is purely perfection.

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  13. Those curly wrought iron shadows are so lovely. Glad you captured them! Happy SSS.