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Leadenhall Market

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Ronnie and I had a 50 mm lens challenge day; we took nothing but our camera and the nifty fifty to see what we could get. It is definitely a challenge! I know this is one of those "everybody gets this" shots, but how could I resist? It's a fantastically beautiful place, with something to photograph everywhere I looked!

The Wikipedia entry is this:
The market dates back to the 14th century. It is open weekdays from 7am until late, and primarily sells fresh food; among the vendors there are cheesemongers, butchers and florists. Originally a meat, game and poultry market, it stands on what was the centre of Roman London. A number of commercial retailers are also located in the market, including clothes shops and a pen shop.

The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure, designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones (who was also the architect of Billingsgate and Smithfield Markets), make the market a tourist attraction. It was used to represent the area of London near The Leaky Cauldron and Diagon Alley in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and is featured in the films The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Hereafter, and Love Aaj Kal. It is also popular among local City workers.

The main entrance to the market is on Gracechurch Street. The double height entrance is flanked by tall, narrow gabled red brick and Portland stone blocks in a C17 Dutch style. The adjacent buildings to the south have a continuous retail frontage which is punctuated by narrow entrances to pedestrian ways into the market.

From 1990 to 1991 the market received a dramatic redecoration which transformed its appearance, enhancing its architectural character and detail. The redecoration scheme received a special mention in the Civic Trust Awards 1994.
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Oct 23, 2012 8:02:17 am


Look all the marvelous details!

by MagikUnicorn Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 8:14:54 am
what a stunning architecture, and so well captured !!

by Juliette.Gribnau Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 8:56:43 am
Yep very tiring to go back to the roots of every photographer. In the early days, 50mm was all one had, only pros and rich people had zoom lenses. These days anyone has a zoom lens. The prime 50mm has captured a great image, but it took your eye to find such an image in the first place darling. All this said, I did really enjoy our day there in the market, even if it did make my legs and feet throb :)

by Adobe_One_Kenobi Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 8:56:52 am
Until you posted this photo, I had never even knew that this existed
Great capture

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 9:08:02 am
clean and vibrant with elegance...stellar

by MrsLubner Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 9:15:05 am
Splendid architecture my dear!!!!!Bravissima!*V*DDD.Hugsxx Whylma

by Mondwin Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 9:35:25 am
Superb shot!

by HansAnders Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 9:42:36 am
Xcellent photograph!

by thecytron Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 9:52:08 am
It is super cool. I thank you for it. 5+!

by Fidelity2 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 10:12:23 am
A magical shot Denise.

by jayfar Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 10:20:37 am

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 10:36:18 am
Superb capture Denise.
God Bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 10:38:42 am
Glorious detail within this old world charm, excellent shot Denise. Three cheers again for the nifty fifty!

by kaward Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 11:03:36 am

by West_coaster07 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 11:08:23 am
What a beautiful place and shot.

by bebopdlx Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 11:14:56 am
une très belle architecture...une splendide galerie marchande..;qui n'est pas sans rappeler le Passage Pomeray chez nous à Nantes, sans les escaliers !!!

by claude19 Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 11:28:23 am
Sensational interior..I must go there when next in London. Exceptional image, with such clarity. and Gracechurch St was mentioned in Pride and Prejudice! Thanks.

by anmes Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 11:28:46 am
Very good

by ragouc Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 12:29:39 pm
Excellent POV and capture of this fantastic place! :)

by kbrog Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 5:20:27 pm
terrific use of your nifty 50, but all to no avail without the photographers eye and this you so obviously have. The London markets are a brilliant source of pictures.

by alanwilliams Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 5:32:34 pm
Splendid composition and colors my friend

by jeroni Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 6:10:45 pm
Oh, you sure got in your beloved geometry and repetition in this amazing shot, Denise!
Color, clarity, definition, detail and lighting effects beyond adequate words in this stunner, young lady.
I hope you're recovering from the drippy flu-like symptoms you came home with.

by goodoleboy Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 7:13:49 pm
This is a super capture of this lovely old building and your shot gives great depth and detail for me to see. It is painted beautifully.

by npauling Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 8:40:30 pm
Oh my. This is fabulous! The glow and relatively low light give it a presence that begs to be drooled over. Absolutely stunning!

by auntietk Homepage »

Oct 23, 2012 9:00:38 pm
Love the detail and light, Beautifully captured!

by Digitaleagle Homepage »


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