WHICH Chester do you see when you visit the city centre to work, shop, eat or drink?

Do you see the wealth of historic buildings, the inimitable Rows and the Roman remains of this historical walled city, or do you spy what reader Ken Dowling describes as the “eyesores”?

Ken, of Garden Lane, has been out and about snapping scenes of Chester that tourist chiefs would be keen to hide.

From the boarded up shops and cinema on Northgate Street to piles of driftwood on the River Dee, Ken has captured the other side of what might be described as the city’s Jekyll and Hyde character.

A short walk from the majestic cathedral is the closed Odeon backed by a string of boarded up shops.

A stone’s throw from the picturesque River Dee is an empty Bramall Quicks garage which once sold cars to the city’s motorists.

Which of the two faces best conjures up your view of the city? We would like to hear your views.

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