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Pedestrian Precincts - See description for explanation if needed. LOCATION REQUIRED.

This challenge closed almost 5 years ago.

The Challenge

In the UK we call them Pedestrian Preciincts, in Scandinavia it would be a Gågate (pictured) I don’t know what you would call them in other languages, it’s one thing I cannot even translate into American… but (and please read carefully….)

A shopping street.
Shops on both sides.
NO ROAD for traffic. All (UK) pavement (US) sidewalk.

NOT an indoor shopping centre/shopping mall.
NOT a “strip mall”.

Examples: Drottinggatan in Stockholm (pictured), Markensgate in Kristiansand, Norway, MOST of Southend, UK up until the last stretch, Commercial Road and half of Palmerston road in Portsmouth, UK,, Most of Liverpool, UK. Many other cities in the UK including Plymouth. Newcastle and Bristol also have these types of street.

There are many many more examples and I am sure they are not restricted to the UK, Sweden, Norway and Denmark…. so it’s up to you to find them. I know there were at least 2 in Bratislava for example, although don’t ask me the road names!!

REMEMBER… NO traffic roads AT ALL. Do not want to see any cars or places that cars can go in the shot whether that is a full road, service road or side road. Can be with people or deserted, all fine. Must clearly have shops on both sides (see example photo)

NOT ok… Fifth Avenue, Times Square etc, Oxford Street, Regents Street, Piccadilly Circus etc etc, a small town road with shops and a road cropped out. I shall probably know the difference.

If known, the streetname should be in the description but at the very least the town/country should be there, please.

As close to straight out of the camera as possible please. No composites at all. No superimposed images. This is the photography challenge group NOT the photoshop challenge group. Thanks!

As with recent and all future challenges….

WORK THAT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A PHOTOGRAPH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, even if it originally started as a photograph!!


  1. as usual, please, no insects, arachnids, reptiles or butterflies – thank you!
  2. also, nothing that requires a safe filter, nothing that you wouldn’t show to your grandma or to a 5-year-old (I shouldn’t have to say this for this subject, but we had some surprises…)
  3. no writing on the images, this is still a photography challenge group, keep images with writing on them out of this, thank you (unless, of course, the writing is part of the subject)

Note: Please don’t be disheartened if your image is removed from the challenge, you can always ask us why that happened, but the usual answer starts with the challenge description – please read it :-)

Judging / Voting Criteria

Please vote for your favourite(s) that fit the theme, as many as they are. Every vote counts!

Rewards & Prizes

  1. Bragging rights
  2. Banners for top ten photos
  3. Features for the Top 10 and 2 host choices (or as many from the top 10 that are in the group, plus the remaining places as ‘hosts’ choices’).
  4. Top ten will be invited to participate in next month’s Avatar challenge
    #$20 RB voucher. Works not fitting challenge rules or deemed to be cheating will be removed without notice in the name of fairness to all.

Additional Information

  1. Please remember this is the photography challenge group :-)
  1. Works not added to the group cannot be featured when they end in the top 10 (‘computer says NO’). Adding to the group once the challenge is over will be too late. Please add your work to the group as you add it to the challenge! :-)

Tuesday Challenge

Cover Image: Drottninggatan - Queen Street, Stockholm by ellismorleyphto


The Top Ten

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Rainy December - Leadenhall Market Series - London - HDR by Colin William... was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 9 votes.

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  • Early Doors by FloraPeterArbor
  • Busy Street by martinhenry
  • Cardigan character by missmoneypenny
  • Rush Hour by zinchik
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