The Market Square Fountain, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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John Latter on April 22, 2007

This image/photo of the fountain in Dover's Market Square was taken on Sunday 22nd April, 2007, about a week or so after it was 'switched on' again for the summer months.

Beyond the fountain, Dover's 12th Century Norman Castle can be seen overlooking the town.

One thing I like about photos like these is the people who 'accidentally' appear in them: oblivious to the fact that I've taken this picture they will carry on with their lives, unaware that from time to time people will look at this image and wonder who they are..

Personally, I think they're all Bank Robbers furtively casing the Bank directly behind where I stood. There again, I've got an over-active imagination :)

Behind and to the left of where the photo was taken is Dover's Discovery Centre which contains (among other things) a Museum, Cinema, and Library.

rosina lamberti on April 22, 2007

over-actice imagination !!! no why would u say that :)

John Latter on April 22, 2007

rosina lamberti said:

over-actice imagination !!! no why would u say that :)

Hush, Rosina - no-one else visting this page is going to know I also chase ghosts!

Also, you'll have to stop making comments like these - if I "Laugh out Loud" much more, someone's bound to slap a tax on it :)

In case you're interested, I've now uploaded the other 'misty/smokey' photo from the North Centre Bastion: An Original image and an 'Enhanced' one.

rosina lamberti on April 22, 2007

Poltergeist collection agency :)

John Latter on April 22, 2007

Poltergeists can be rather bothersome you know, and a couple of mine are so restless I'm thinking of sending them on holiday somewhere.

Australia, maybe - perhaps even Victoria...

rosina lamberti on April 22, 2007

how about l give u an address they(your ghosts) can have a cup of tea with my lot. lol :)

John Latter on April 22, 2007

I don't mind if they have a cup of tea with your lot during tea-breaks but mine are mostly happy when they're turning up radios, switching off lights, and generally sending shivers up and down people's backs...

John Latter on November 11, 2007

Behind the fountain, leading towards the Castle, is Castle Street. At the far end of the block of flats above the shops on the right-hand side of the photo, ie towards the center, part of Sidney and Cecil Bernstein's art deco first Granada Cinema can be seen (it opened on January 8th, 1930).

John Latter on April 5, 2009

The following entry was originally posted on October 27, 2007, but two of the websites linked to are no longer directly available. To get around this problem I've used the internet archive:

The white building on the left, "Dickens Corner", used to be Igglesden & Graves* who were a Bakers and Restaurant.

A plaque on the wall of the building once recorded that this is where "the Charles Dickens [1] character David Copperfield is reputed to have sat on the steps while searching for the home of his Aunt Betsy Trotwood." [From Dover Past and Present*].

NB: The two new links are both marked with an asterisk and may take a second or two longer to load than ordinary webpages. For some odd reason they seem to work more consistently in Internet Explorer rather than Firefox - at least on my clockwork computer they do :)

It's worth noting that older residents of Dover, or "Dovorians", were more accustomed to saying,"Market Place", rather than "Market Square".

There are now 5 other photos carrying the "Market Square" tag which I'll list below. I will definitely be posting more, so if this area of town interests you then click on the Market Square tag and any thumbnail entries after the first 6 will be 'new stuff'.

The Market Square and Cannon Street, Dover UK

The Market Square and Castle Street, Dover, Kent, UK

Old Market Hall, The Ellie, Discovery Centre, Dover UK

Ruins of St. Martin-le-Grand Church, Dover, Kent (UK)

St. Martin-le-Grand Church Ruins , Dover (UK-2)

[1] Two other photos reflecting the association between Charles Dickens and Dover are:

Dover: Indian Mutiny, Charles Dickens, Roman Empire (UK)

Charles Dickens and Pilot's Meadow, Adrian Street, Dover UK

Part of the Images of Dover website.

John Latter on September 29, 2009

John Latter said on April 5, 2009:

The white building on the left, "Dickens Corner", used to be Igglesden & Graves* who were a Bakers and Restaurant.

Click to see a close-up of Dickens Corner in the Dickens Corner Cafe, Ex-Dovorian Restaurant, Market Square photo.

John Latter / Jorolat

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 22, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX Optio 33LF
    • Taken on 2007/04/22 10:32:00
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash