Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Now And Then

Cheltenham is a town with lots of heritage, and lots of old buildings. Luckily for us most of them are protected, they have been enjoyed for hundreds of years and will be enjoyed for hundreds more. The old buildings in the heart of town are used as shops, bars and restaurants and their present occupiers have to work around the historic features. This Cult Clothing shop, on Clarence Street, is at the cutting edge of fashion and has a sign to match, but it fits in well with the iron railings of the balcony on the 18th century building. I really like the contrast.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment about my Sky Watch Friday photo, its greatly appreciated. I had a good few days in 'The North' but its cold up there!
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14 comments:

lynn said...

Great photo Marley. You could advertise for them!

babooshka said...

Nicely done. Less is often more. I'm not totally against the new, so long as it's incorporated and integrated with the older stuff. Cold up North- don't I know it.

Neva said...

I agree with you....it does blend well and looks nice.....BTW...our snow only lasted today until the sun came all the way up!

magiceye said...

indeed!!

Tash said...

Cult and Cult-ure! Good eye. I like the shiny slick letters - looks like nice aluminium.

Anonymous said...

I think you are becoming of cult status yourself Marley me boy.
Power to your lenses.
ciao4now
Curlykale.

Bibi said...

Hurrah for the preservation of old buildings. We could use some help down this way.

brian said...

i'll be posting some ironwork later today as well =) i like this shot!

Mo said...

Great contrast. Love your skywatch. This morning I raced out to get an early morning photo down Southbank. I stopped in at the National Theatre to see the 2008 Landscape awards photo exhibition. I thought you might be interested to know that there is a catefory for photos taken with cell phones. Here is the link:
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/39690/exhibitions/take-a-view-landscape-photographer-of-the-year-2008.html

Rambling Round said...

Attractive!
I was wondering how they came up with this name for a shop.

Lori said...

That's a great mixture of old and new in this shot. You are lucky to have regulations there that protect the heritage and the architecture around you. That's so important! Glad you had a nice time in the North.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

The contrast between old and new is wonderful in this picture. I especially like the irony of the new. So much is a cult these days, it's easy to lack proper appreciation for the timeless.

Jackie said...

I like this picture a lot - I love the iron railings. I took some railing pictures myself recently which will be appearing soon hopefully.

Hilda said...

I like the contrast too. And I absolutely adore the iron railings!

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