Castle Street in the Still of the Night, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom

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Built 1830-1835, but no access to the Market Square (bottom) until 1836-1837. Contains Sidney Bernstein's 1930 First Granada Cinema. Church Street and Stembrook lead off to the left, Dolphin Passage and Russell Street to the right. Maison Dieu Road crosses at top with Castle Hill Road on far side. Urban Dover Georgian and Victorian Architecture, and History. View from near the Drop Redoubt, Western Heights.

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John Latter on March 12, 2013

At bottom-left is the Lloyds Bank building and Elizabethan-, or Tudor-style Dickens Corner Restaurant, Take-away and Cafe (popular with cruise ship visitors, other tourists, and especially, me!):

David Copperfield and the Dickens Corner Tea Rooms

On the opposite corner of Castle Street is the British Heart Foundation Electrical Goods and Furniture building. Just up from this charity shop is the derelict ruins of Sidney and Cecil Bernstein's first Granada cinema:

Art Deco Ruins of First Granada Cinema, Castle Street, Dover

An interior view:

Grand Staircase Ruins, First Granada Cinema, Castle Street, Dover

Maison Dieu Road at the far end of Castle Street goes past Old St James Church on its way to Townwall Street and the seafront to the right, and past St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church and its Presbytery, and also Dover Magistrates Court, before ending at Frith Road near the River Dour:

Grey Heron and Mallard Ducks, River Dour, Charlton Green, Dover

Other views of Castle Street include:

Sunshine after Rain, Castle Street, Dover

And the 1940 photo:

Castle Street in World War II, Dover

Although Castle Street itself stayed "still" for the duration of the 30-second exposure, two or more cars left small light trails as they turned right into Castle Hill Road from Maison Dieu Road. One trail is a simple red arc, the other is a dot-dash affair caused by flashing indicator lights.

Castle street is 275 yards long. The Dickens Corner Restaurant at the bottom is 450 yards away from where I took the photo.

John Latter / Jorolat

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  • Uploaded on March 12, 2013
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    by John Latter
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    • Taken on 2010/10/17 06:11:11
    • Exposure: 30.000s
    • Focal Length: 0.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/20.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash