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!!
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 :-)
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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.