Flickr a Day 309: ‘Vicars Close, Wells’

Our featured shooter, Mike Beales, describes the subject of our selection as “probably one of the best looking streets in the UK—also happens to be one of the oldest; what lovely place to live”. According to the City of Wells: “Vicars’ Close next to Wells Cathedral”—hence, the self-title—”is a stunning medieval cobbled street. It is said to be the oldest continually occupied street in Europe. It was built in 1360s as an extension of the cathedral by Bishop Ralph of Shrewsbury”.

Look at the lovely cobblestone. Mike chose rightly by black and white, which gives greater grandeur and makes building and street feel old. He captured the moment on Aug. 19, 2015, using Canon EOS 350D and 18-50mm lens. Vitals: f/22, ISO 100, 1/20 sec, 28mm.

Mike, who joined Flickr in August 2010, describes himself as a “software developer by day, photographer by night—in a creative marriage as my wife is a writer”. See for yourself: Annabel Beales’ blog. She prefers Instagram.

Photo Credit: Mike Beales