In 900AD Somerton was said to be the capital of Wessex. In the background is the Butter Cross building that was rebuilt in 1673.
And an interesting building it looks too, you wouldn't get permission to build it now. Nice place for the war memorial. Seats and not a bit of litter very nice.
hello dear Rosa lovely and idyllic place , great photo and big like the soft framing adding to a pleasant mood, like, best wishes Karin
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.
Hello Rosa, Nice Little Market Town I Like Also The War Memorial, Regards linrich
Hi Rosa, lovely sphere, like it, greets Jos
Thank you Linrich. My daughter lives in a village near here. It is a really nice town.
Thank you Jos. There are some very nice old buildings in the town.
Very nicely presented, Rosa, and an interesting history by Who...Ray. Pity about the advertising boards though! Like. Best wishes, John.
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.
Lovely poppy wreaths around the beautiful memorial! ≪♥ℒ+ℱ♥≫ Warm regards, Renata
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Thank you dear Renata.
Warm wishes, Rosa.
Excellent photo! Nice colors! Wonderful light!
L +F Regards and best wishes, Manol
Thank you for your kind comment and L+F Manol.
Best wishes, 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
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!
Great use of vignette. Good composition. Like
Best wishes from Canada, for a great 2012, Randy
Thank you Randy, I am pleased yiu like it.
Best wishes and a very Happy New Year to you.
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Photo taken in Somerton, Somerset TA11, UK
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