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Robert Bilsland

Market House

Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, UK

March 18, 2005 - 10:20 UTC (10:20 local time)

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© 2005 Robert Bilsland, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

Ledbury is one of the finest black and white market towns in England. The market house was built about 1653 by the celebrated John Abel. It is a dominating structure supported on 16 massive posts of either Spanish chestnut or English oak. Legend has it that the supporting pillars were once part of the Spanish Armada, but it is more likely that they were obtained from a local wood. One of the building original functions was to store grain that was being sold at market. The building still has connections with marketplaces as everyweek a market is held under and around the building, offering a lot of local produce for sale. Everything from bread and cheeses to the locally produced cider and perry (you can't beat cider and perrys from Herefordshire).
Some more of my panoramic views from around Ledbury can be found here.

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Location

Europe / UK-England

Lat: 52° 2' 12.69" N
Long: 2° 25' 22.52" W

Elevation: 70 meters

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

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Equipment

Taken with a Nikon Coolpix 990 and a FC-E8 Fisheye lens. Mounted on an simple L shaped bracket. 4 portrate frames taken 90 degrees apart with the fisheye circle just touching the top and bottom of the frame, while being clipped on the left and right. Stitched using PTGui/Panotools and seams removed using Enblend. Finally converted to a QTVR Cube using PanoCUBE and added QuickTime for the web's autorotation widget.
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