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Market Place, Somerton

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Comments (16)

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 28, 2011

In 900AD Somerton was said to be the capital of Wessex. In the background is the Butter Cross building that was rebuilt in 1673.

Karin H on November 28, 2011

hello dear Rosa lovely and idyllic place , great photo and big like the soft framing adding to a pleasant mood, like, best wishes Karin

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 29, 2011


It is a lovely little town Ian. They do a great Victorian Christmas evening.


I like to shop here K@rin, they have some very good individual shops. I am pleased you like the soft framing. I thought it suited the picture :)


Years ago I remember they had 'Acient Capital of Wessex' under the Somerton sign. They have changed the wording slightly now. Such a pleasant town though.

Thank you all for your kind comments, Rosa.

Richard Gregory 48 on November 29, 2011

Hello Rosa, Nice Little Market Town I Like Also The War Memorial, Regards linrich

Jos Boom on November 29, 2011

Hi Rosa, lovely sphere, like it, greets Jos

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 29, 2011

Thank you Linrich. My daughter lives in a village near here. It is a really nice town.

Regards, Rosa.

Jos Boom

Thank you Jos. There are some very nice old buildings in the town.

Greetings, Rosa.

John Goodwin. on November 29, 2011

Very nicely presented, Rosa, and an interesting history by Who...Ray. Pity about the advertising boards though! Like. Best wishes, John.

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 30, 2011


Thank you John. Who..Ray usually comes up trumps! It is a pity that the advertising boards are there for a photo, but if I could only have got the beautiful buildings to the left in the picture as well, it would have taken the eye away from them.

Cheers, Rosa.

Renáta Kuss on December 2, 2011

Lovely poppy wreaths around the beautiful memorial! ≪♥ℒ+ℱ♥≫ Warm regards, Renata

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 2, 2011

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Thank you dear Renata.

Warm wishes, Rosa.

Manol Manoman on December 6, 2011

Excellent photo! Nice colors! Wonderful light! L +F Regards and best wishes, Manol

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 6, 2011

Manol Manoman

Thank you for your kind comment and L+F Manol.

Best wishes, Rosa.

pedrocut on December 7, 2011

Hi Rosa

The picture and the mention of the Butte Cross got me thinking as I have passed through a number of villages with similar buildings, and yet I could only find one that I have uploaded from Alston

Very English it seems, nice photo!

Best wishes Peter

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 8, 2011

Good morning Peter, thanks for the link, another fine example. Every small town had one it seems. It's great that they have survived the years!

Cheers, Rosa.

Randy Hall on December 29, 2011

Great use of vignette. Good composition. Like

Best wishes from Canada, for a great 2012, Randy

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 30, 2011

Randy Hall

Thank you Randy, I am pleased yiu like it.

Best wishes and a very Happy New Year to you.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 28, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2011/11/26 14:13:50
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash