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August 14th 2009
Published: August 16th 2009
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Very well-kept buildings in the city centre. It felt like Christmas, walking along the streets. (don't know why....too many holywood films)
I visited Chester for the first time. It reminded me of a handsome York or Canterbury, very medeival, but not really old. I think many structures have been preserved for tourists and consumers. Exclusive and popular chain stores exist on the bottom level of these historic buildings. Some frontages seem too slick to be authentic buildings. There are many tourists in the street with cameras. I spent the first few minutes trying to avoid ruining people's shots until I realized that I was standing beside a popular building. Overall I like Chester for what it is, a popular tourist site with handsome buildings.


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StoresStores
Stores

Bring your wallet
DownDown
Down

View from clock bridge
Roman WallRoman Wall
Roman Wall

Walls surround the city core; but I don't think they are the original roman walls
On topOn top
On top

You can walk on top of the wall, around the city centre
CanalCanal
Canal

I wonder if there was a moat around the city, and now it is a canal?
CathedralCathedral
Cathedral

View from top of city wall
Sweet shopSweet shop
Sweet shop

Tasty jellybeans bought here.
PubPub
Pub

Church turned into a pub
Fire TruckFire Truck
Fire Truck

Think it was a false alarm


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