Shambles #2 - York by Trevor Kersley

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Shambles (also known as ‘The Shambles’) is a bustling centre piece of historic York. The street today is one of the UK’s most visited.The way that fifteenth century buildings lean into the middle of the cobbled street means that the roofs almost touch in the middle. Mentioned in the Domesday book (making it date over 900 years), we know Shambles to be York ‘s oldest street, and Europe’s best preserved Medieval street. It really is a very special place.

The word Shambles originates from the Medieval word Shamel, which meant booth or bench. It was once also referred to as Flesshammel, a word with meaning around flesh; this is because Shambles was historically a street of butchers shops and houses. Records state that in1872 there were 26 butchers on the street. The last butcher to trade on Shambles was at number 27 of the name Dewhurst. Livestock was slaughtered on Shambles also, the meat was served over what are now the shop window bottoms, and these were originally the Shamels.

3 images processed in Photomatix Pro3 and adjkusted in CS3

Featured by Your Country’s Best 29 Apr 2010


258 views @ 23 May 2011

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city, shambles, york

Comments

  • Smudger
    Smudgerover 5 years ago

    another winner

  • Thanks Steve

    – Trevor Kersley

  • simba
    simbaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous scene Trevor.

  • Thanks Linda..its not this empty usually

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Daidalos
    Daidalosover 5 years ago

    Wonderful picture. Love the emptynes and the calmness. Very good story.

  • Thank you Alex for your comments…the emptiness is it was very early on a Sunday morning.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Zal Lazkowicz
    Zal Lazkowiczover 5 years ago

    beautiful image man !!!

  • Thanks Zalman for your comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 5 years ago

    Excellent work, well done Trevor!

  • Thanks very much Denis, your comments are very much appreciated.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago


    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • thanking you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture and presentation!! :D

  • thank you very much Cee

    – Trevor Kersley

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithover 4 years ago

    As soon as I saw this image I thought, York – and it is. HDR does immense wonders with stone and brickwork. Fabulous, Trevor.

  • Thanks very much for your kind comments Sue.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 4 years ago

    Congratulations
    Your wonderful work has been featured by Your Country’s Best
    Sheila

  • Thank you very much for the feature Sheila

    – Trevor Kersley

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