Snapshot: Chester, England

One of the places we’ve visited during our trip to England was the city of Chester, located in Cheshire, England and its located quite close to the border with Wales.

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During our short visit to Chester, the weather was a tad bit gloomy and it was a bit rainy too. On our way to explore the city, we passed by this gate. There used to be a real gatekeeper long ago and he lived up in the gate, along with his family (As far as I recall! Anyway, the gatekeeper lived there as he was the one who has to look out and open/close the gate when morning/night comes).

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This is the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist Chester.

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Chester was founded as a Roman fort back in 79 AD during the reign of the Emperor Vaspian. According to our local guide, this was the city’s makeshift Colosseum though not much of it remains. Fun fact: Chester was actually one of the last cities in England that fell to the Normans.

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