The Shambles, York, UK by Elaine Teague

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Tonemapped in Photomatix and layered with texture in Photoshop.

‘The Shambles’ (official name ‘Shambles’) is an old street in York, England, 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 there were twenty-five butchers’ shops in the street but now there are none. There is still a butcher in the adjacent Little Shambles which leads to York’s open-air Newgate Market.
Among the buildings of the Shambles is a shrine to Saint Margaret Clitherow, who was married to a butcher who owned and lived in a shop there.
Although the butchers have now vanished, a number of the shops on the street still have meat-hooks hanging outside and, below them, shelves on which meat would have been displayed. The shops currently comprise a mixture of eateries and souvenir shops, but there is also a bookshop and a baker.
Five Snickelways lead off the Shambles.
There are streets named “The Shambles” in other UK towns (e.g., Chesterfield, Chippenham, Manchester, Sevenoaks, Whitby, Worcester), and in Ireland (in Armagh, and there is a Fishamble Street in Dublin)’
Source: Wikipedia

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  • finepix
    finepixover 4 years ago

    Wow Elaine that is absolutely fantastic x

  • Thanks David. I daresay you probably know this neck of the woods.

    – Elaine Teague

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 4 years ago

    Brilliant Elaine, absolutely love this

  • Hi Kymie, thanks a heap for the compliment and the fave. xx

    – Elaine Teague

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Lovely work Elaine , have you been over and haven’t been in touch ? lol x

  • No Irene, LOL!. I took this in 2008. Thanks for looking.

    – Elaine Teague

  • finepix
    finepixover 4 years ago

    Yes Elaine,I know York well,it is only a couple of hours drive for me. Glad to see that it was not recently that you visited this area lol x

  • Brunoboy
    Brunoboyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot. Well taken. Have you had a look at my shot? Would appreciate your opinion.

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    Super picture, Elaine. Another much-photographed place!

  • Thanks David. Yes it is, but all differently processed which it makes it even more interesting. Thanks for your comment David.

    – Elaine Teague

  • CJTill
    CJTillover 4 years ago

    Fantastic work Elaine

  • Thanks Colin.

    – Elaine Teague

  • terjekj
    terjekjover 4 years ago

    Nice picture of this City – founded by Norwegian Vikings maybe..

  • Thanks for the comment and for the fave Terjekj. Much appreciated.

    – Elaine Teague

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Elaine. Your treatment gives it a very Dickensian effect..just great. Tony

  • Thanks Tony. So pleased you like the effect and thanks for the fave.

    – Elaine Teague

  • andy551
    andy551over 4 years ago

    fantastic work, well done!!!!!

  • Thanks Andy.

    – Elaine Teague

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