The Urban Image Thread

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I'm not sure whether you could exactly call the small town of Hay-on-Wye urban, as it's located in a fairly rural setting, but hey ( ;) ) here goes. It's generally accepted as the "book capital of the world" and (ex-Covid) holds the internationally famous Hay Literary Festival.
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It all kicked off by Richard Booth in the 1970's when he opened his first bookshop in the old fire station and then bought the old cinema to expand his operation. He later declared himself "King of Hay" and generated much publicity declaring his horse as Prime Minister. His name lives on at one of the town's bookshops.
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Over the years, lots more shops opened and there are still many in the town in various buildings, including this open-air one located within the castle grounds.
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Some are more trendy.
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While others were selling rather more retro fare.
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This shop was selling mugs, though you'd have to be a literary expert and knowledgeable about Welsh place names to appreciate them fully.
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One of the town's favourite watering-holes is normally this hotel, celebrating the life of the Reverend Francis Kilvert, known for his diaries.
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But as the hotel was still closed (due to Covid restrictions) the biggest queues were forming outside here.
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