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Ancient and modern

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 15 March 2015 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Pavement is another very old street in York, note the clash between Marks and Spencers and the half timbered building beyond.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Not sure I see a severe clash in M&S - to my eye, it looks they have blended in rather well.

15 Mar 2015 8:02am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes, now that I closely see the type of brick that they have used.

Ank from Zwolle, Netherlands

I like better the old buildings but it is sad that they are allowed to make modern shoppingwindows like in the half timbered building. I love the small building on the left with the small windows, the hanging sign above the door, the plant..... It looks like it has been like that right from the start when it was built. But your picture very well shows the difference between the two worlds.

15 Mar 2015 8:51am

@Ank: To be fair there are not that many contrasts in York, the whole place is very old.

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

joli contraste en effet

15 Mar 2015 9:10am

@Tataze: Je suis content que vous l'aimez, je vous remercie.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The ancient one looks more beautiful, but the line is curved. I hope no earthquake there.

15 Mar 2015 9:19am

@Hiro: I think they couldn't find any straight trees when they built it Hiro. :-)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes a nice attempt at a Victorian façade by M&S and I like the sag of the floor carriers on the oak framing. Nice capture curly

15 Mar 2015 10:18am

@grouser: Must have been fun for those who slept on the floor :-)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Those in the house have their own story to tell. It adds to their attractiveness.

15 Mar 2015 1:31pm

@Jypyä Pop: The old half timbered building was the home of a former Lord Mayor of York in the mid 1600s.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for your information! The place is gorgeous. When I travel I like what is to visit the oldest part! Best regards dear friend!

15 Mar 2015 1:50pm

@Adela Fonts: Yes I enjoy exploring the historical parts also.

Sam from Chennai, India

A beautiful street scene and lovely blend of old and new buildings. :)

15 Mar 2015 5:07pm

@Sam: Thank you Sam

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors, lighting, textures & reflections!
A M A Z I N G !!!

15 Mar 2015 5:12pm

@omid: Thank you Omid

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Yes quite a contrast of old and new. Nice corner shot.

15 Mar 2015 5:26pm

@Ruthiebear: Although it doesn't quite show as well as I would have liked, I was attracted to the different types of brick used in these buildings of various ages.

Monik from PARIS, France

Un ville au charme inoui avec ses maisons anciennes , que j'ai visitée il y a bien longtemps lors de mes périples à bicyclette en Grande-Bretagne!

15 Mar 2015 7:51pm

@Monik: Merci beaucoup

elleestelle from Poitiers, France

Ancient and modern well seen, I love this composition and colors ...

15 Mar 2015 9:19pm

@elleestelle: Merci beaucoup

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Such a contrast between the old and the new. I think I like the old architecture better. It just has so much personality! A great image and street scene!

16 Mar 2015 1:39am

@Elaine Hancock: I guess you won't find many scenes as old as this in the USA :-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France


16 Mar 2015 9:42am

@L'Angevine: Merci

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I love so many things in this image ... the old brick buildings, the chimneys, the sagging half-timbered building ... and another just out of sight to the left, I think. The white-trimmed windows are striking too.

16 Mar 2015 1:04pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I wish I'd had time to go around all of the churches inside the city walls Judy, of 21 still surviving parishes many of them date from the 11th and 12th centuries.

helys from Paris, France

Like the ancient one!
Great street scene and urban textures

16 Mar 2015 4:20pm

@helys: Glad you like it.

STEED from D, France

A little contrast,yes,but Mark and Spencer's well enclosed in the space,it seems....and necessary for the good health of city trade......Mmmmm ....Sorry for today...Sunday's closed......Nice reportage picture,Curly....

16 Mar 2015 5:17pm

@STEED: This place is so very very old, just see some of the churches in the city centre, nearly all from the 11th. and 12th. centuries.

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That is quite a difference between the old and modern... the angle at which you took this photo is great for pointing that out! Very nice!

16 Mar 2015 8:35pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful in it's own way...But i love that old one a lot :)

19 Mar 2015 11:44am

1/180 second
ISO 400
46 mm (35mm equiv.)