The Shambles at Night by fishers

The Shambles at Night

Probably the most famous street in York, the Shambles in normal times is always a busy place, but not at the moment. The latest lockdown may have ended but there are still three tiers of restrictions with York in Tier 2, and many people are still staying at home.

The Shambles have featured before in our project, most recently in May, and previously last December.

The Shambles is an old street, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles, probably from the Anglo-Saxon Fleshammels (literally 'flesh-shelves'), the word for the shelves that butchers used to display their meat. As recently as 1872 twenty-five butchers' shops were located along the street, but now none remain.

Many Harry Potter fans have wrongly assumed that the Shambles was the inspiration for Diagon Alley. As a result there are now three Harry Potter themed shops in this street (see http://365project.org/fishers/365/2020-03-17 for one of them). One of the Harry Potter shops can be seen at the right hand side of this shot.

Ian
I think that used to be a photographer's shop where you could have a picture taken in costume.......we had a couple done there before they closed over the years. Love The Shambles. Nice to see this image.
December 8th, 2020  
lovely
December 8th, 2020  
Nice shot. Festive looking even without the crowds.
December 8th, 2020  
This has a lovely old English Christmas feel to it with the pretty lights, fav.
December 8th, 2020  
Beautiful night scene Fav
December 8th, 2020  
Very nice shot
December 8th, 2020  
Jo
Wonderful night time view
December 8th, 2020  
lovely
December 8th, 2020  
A super nighttime capture of this old street and buildings.Fav­čśŐ
December 8th, 2020  
A lovely evening capture
December 8th, 2020  
This has nice old fashioned feel to it
December 8th, 2020  
a beautiful nightime capture of this old street, the Christmas decoration make it very suggestive
December 8th, 2020  
Outstanding angle shot to capture the night lights, windows
December 8th, 2020  
A shot of an miovie of old England. Fav.
December 8th, 2020  
Wonderful
December 9th, 2020  
Lovely night shot. I really enjoyed the Shambles when I visited
December 9th, 2020  
What a place to explore! Fav.
December 9th, 2020  
@casablanca @pdulis @mccarth1 @pattyblue @thistle01 @bkbinthecity @jo38 @koalagardens @carolmw @craftymeg @francesc @santina @seattlite @pyrrhula @elatedpixie @kjarn @sangwann

Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

Although the Shambles are known for the timber framed buildings, and rightly so, there are various styles of architecture in the street, and I think it is the variety that makes much of it's character.

Ian
December 9th, 2020  
@casablanca

I don't remember the photographer's shop. They were once a common feature of the high streets, but I suppose the common use of cameras and phones has made most of them redundant.

Ian

December 9th, 2020  
Love the architecture and narrow streets! fav
December 10th, 2020  
beautiful street scene - you so lucky to have this delight
fav
December 10th, 2020  
An beautiful night time capture, I love the Shambles fav
December 10th, 2020  
@gardenfolk @ninaganci @bybri

Thank you for your comments and favs - the Shambles is a super place, and it's nice to visit while it's quite quiet.

Ian
December 23rd, 2020  
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