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The Shambles, York.

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 13 March 2015 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Shambles in York is one of the oldest surviving and best preserved examples of a medieval street in Europe. The houses and buildings are so close together that they almost touch at first floor level. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city, filled with it's myriad of small shops and tea rooms.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Une rue très sympa on dirait

Bonne journée

13 Mar 2015 6:03am

@PascalXLD: Merci beaucoup

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Love The Shambles and love to visit when we are up visiting my Son and Daughter in Law, nearly as important as visiting Betties Tea rooms and the Black Sheep brewery in Masham. Superb image Curly

13 Mar 2015 7:43am

@Doug: You'll have to let me know when you are next up there, we could meet up.

fereshteh. from Iran

Great image...

13 Mar 2015 9:22am

@fereshteh.: Thank you. I'm glad you like these old streets.

Laurette from Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa

A great capture of this historical street with wonderful color combinations.

13 Mar 2015 10:23am

@Laurette: The whole city is full of little wonders like this, and oh so very old!

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Magnifique rendu du sol mouillé!! j'aime beaucoup cette scène de rue!

13 Mar 2015 10:29am

@Martine Libouton: Je suis tellement heureux que vous l'aimez Martine.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a nice perspective on this Shambles

13 Mar 2015 10:38am

@grouser: I could walk the streets of York all day long, so much of interest there.

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful to see this history preserved and still an active part of the city. Great shot as well!

13 Mar 2015 11:03am

@Stephen: It is one of the Uk's oldest cities with a heritage of Viking and Roman antiquities.

Devi from Chennai, India

Nice to see this image...I wish they remain...I love these narrow streets with cobble stones paved...
absolutely no fear of being run over by a speeding vehicle:)

13 Mar 2015 11:17am

@Devi: This city is so old it was occupied by the Saxons, Romans, and the Vikings.,

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

another fabulous street scene - love the "feel" of this image

13 Mar 2015 1:05pm

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Yep, so do I :-)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Superb place to photograph, nicely worked on, would love to see more.

13 Mar 2015 1:47pm

@Phil Morris: Keep your eyes peeled :-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a wonder to behold ... and so very 'foreign' to my senses. I'd love to experience it!

13 Mar 2015 1:57pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Yes, to a citizen of the USA it must be very strange to see people walking around streets and buildings that are at least 1000 years old.

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent composition and beautiful perspective. Wonderful shot.

13 Mar 2015 3:05pm

@Kyu: Glad you like it.

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

So beautiful with that wet street.

13 Mar 2015 3:59pm

@Willem: I like how the water provides so many light reflections too.

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thanks for the explanation! Interesting place! I would like to visit someday! Best regards, Adela

13 Mar 2015 4:04pm

@Adela Fonts: I'd be happy to show you around Adela :-)

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

I love the cozy mood of these narrow streets ... Fabulous street shot and beautiful perspective !!!

13 Mar 2015 4:26pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: Glad you like it, thank you.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Cozy and quaint image - I would not want to live that close together though.

13 Mar 2015 5:12pm

@Ruthiebear: I guess that might be one reason why public health was not so good in the middle ages :-)

k@ from Paris, France

Nicely architecturated and the rain makes it shine !

13 Mar 2015 7:03pm

@k@: Glad you like it Karine, thanks for dropping in.

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

très belle brillance des pavés qui donne une belle atmosphère à cette rue

13 Mar 2015 7:48pm

@Tataze: Merci.

Carol from Leamington, Canada

It feels so real.... like I could step right into the photo and walk down that lane... amazing. A little too tight for me but that's the way it was back then. It's wonderful that cities keep these old sections of town, they are so interesting to visit! A super visual!

13 Mar 2015 7:50pm

@Carol: Virtually 70% of the city is like this.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Looks nice and cozy. Tea sounds great.

13 Mar 2015 11:51pm

@Irene: Ah yes, there are some wonderful little tea rooms in York. Lots of them!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful old street.

14 Mar 2015 8:29am

@Hiro: A very beautiful city Hiro :-)

L'Angevine from Angers, France

très bon ce cadrage

14 Mar 2015 9:45am

@L'Angevine: Merci.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Charming view

15 Mar 2015 1:28pm

@Jypyä Pop: The whole city is like this.

helys from Paris, France


16 Mar 2015 4:21pm

STEED from D, France

Medieval Streets always a curiosity for visitors,and they are probably the most Alive part of a City: no cars,no motors,perfect !!!! Typically European,yes...And I love this,Friend....

16 Mar 2015 5:11pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

All of these photos of old town streets are charming. I particularly like the wet cobblestones and blocks and the light they reflect. Lots of character.

18 Mar 2015 7:41am

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