The Shambles (2) by fishers

The Shambles (2)

Another shot of The Shambles, York, looking in the opposite direction to that posted yesterday. This view illustrates the old story that someone in the upper storey of the building on the left could reach out of the window and shake hands with someone in the upper storey on the right. I've seen many narrow medieval streets, but have never seen anyone shaking hands between the upper windows!

Ian
Very Tudor or, for a different audience, Hogwartian!
December 8th, 2019  
Wonderful light the buildings' architectural details
December 8th, 2019  
Another great shot
December 8th, 2019  
Lovely and such interesting history too.
December 8th, 2019  
I'd love to try the hand-shaking experiment!!
December 8th, 2019  
fab ambience!
December 8th, 2019  
Great shot of the architecture of old cities. Fav.
December 8th, 2019  
Thanks for sharing this street scene.
December 8th, 2019  
I love the lights in this, looks like the tourists never go home!
December 9th, 2019  
What a fun spot!
December 9th, 2019  
Beautiful shot. An area I could spend hours touring and taking shots.
December 9th, 2019  
That is certainly an interesting architecture. It looks a little off balance to say the least.
December 9th, 2019  
@peadar @seattlite @bkbinthecity @dide @will_wooderson @koalagardens @pyrrhula @sdutoit @pattyblue @kwind @sangwann @vernabeth

Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, which put this shot on the Popular Page.

This street always seems to have visitors, and the occasional local passing through. It has become even more popular recently because it is said to be one of the inspirations for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter, and indeed there are now three Harry Potter shops in this quite short street.

Ian
December 9th, 2019  
Wonderful street.
December 10th, 2019  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna, I'm glad you like it!

Ian
December 11th, 2019  
what a quaint place, must be a photographers delight to meander through.
Love the story of shaking hands
December 12th, 2019  
@ninaganci Thank you Nina. I love these old timber framed buldings.

Ian
December 12th, 2019  
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