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It's a Shambles!

By TrevBatWCC    
Taken on the EPZ meet in York a month ago, in the most famous street in York. It's not really a shambles! The name Shambles is thought to derive from ‘Shammel’, an anglo-saxon word for the shelves which were a prominent feature of the open shop-fronts. It's one of the best preserved medieval streets in the world, and was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086. Many of the buildings on the street today date back to the late fourteenth and fifteenth century (around 1350-1475). It was a street of butchers’ shops and houses, many complete with a slaughterhouse at the back of the premises, ensuring a ready supply of fresh meat. The meat was hung up outside the shops and laid out for sale on what are now the shop window-bottoms. In V3 you may just recognise a fellow EPZer! Wink No prizes for guessing who, though...
My last upload before Christmas, as I'll be off up to Scotland for the Christmas period in a couple of days (yippee!), so getting really excited now Smile
Again, hope you all have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year, though I will be back on here before next year arrives!

Techie stuff – see Exif
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Photo journalism York Architecture Evening Epz meet Shambles

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 1:16PM
I really love your treatment ... these really are fab.
enjoy your break .....
and my chriisy greeting goes up tomorrow so sorry you will miss it.
A big thankyou for being so supportive this last year x x

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Dec 2011 1:24PM
One of the most exquisite parts of York, Trev, and three superb captures to illustrate it. Have a wonderful festive season up in bonny Scotland Smile Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Dec 2011 1:32PM
Fine set of shots from the Shambles, Trev: a fascinating spot with so many preserved ancient buildings.
Have a great hol. up this way and hope the weather permits at least a few images.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and with all best wishes for and through 2012.
Regards, Ronnie.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 Dec 2011 1:35PM
A lovely set of Trev. Looks a most interesting street, probably more so at Christmas. Great processing...........Sandy
21 Dec 2011 1:37PM
What a lovely festive image Trev !

Thank you for your support over the past year - have a wonderful Xmas and all the very best for 2012 !

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 1:37PM
An excellent set of atmospheric images Trev.
Can I take this opportunity to wish you the happiest of Christmases and a wonderful and healthy 2012.
Thanks for all your support.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Dec 2011 1:40PM
What lovely soft yellow light coming from the shop windows.

Have a fab time Trev. All my very best wishes to you and yours. Smile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Dec 2011 2:21PM
A well coloured set Trev.
And enjoy Scotland.
The forecast is for no snow apart from on the hills !!
Have a very Merry Christmas.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
21 Dec 2011 3:15PM
Once again Trev the process is excellent, have a great Christmas break my friend.


Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
21 Dec 2011 3:32PM
A wonderful place to shop Trev . Grand work xxx
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Dec 2011 3:50PM
I know it well. Nicely captured.

Have a wonderful Christmas, Trev, and best wishes for the coming year.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
21 Dec 2011 4:12PM
Like the processing with this set Trevor, hope you have a good trip and look foreward to see more of your work when you get back
Regards Richard
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 4:22PM
I guess that E3 is our travelling companion to Venice TrevSmile
3 really great shots
enjoy Scotland and have a great Christmas
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 4:35PM
Magical light, that brief interlude between daylight and night time.
Enjoy Scotland, and have a wonderful Christmas.
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 5:22PM
Lovely Christmas images to leave us with, Trev. I hope you have a great Christmas in Scotland.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 5:36PM
Merry Christmas Trevor !!......have a safe journey !!
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 6:33PM
Lovely collection of festive street scenes. Hope you have a lovely Christmas in Scotland.

Sue Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 6:47PM
Another delightful reminder of that memorable day in York that now seems so long ago. The treatment is perfect!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Trev. You will be back in time for my special upload on January 1st, then! But it hails from my book case, not York . . . Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2011 8:46PM
Lovely seasonal feel to these Trev - enjoy your Christmas
Best wishes
21 Dec 2011 9:14PM
Three wonderful shots capturing The Shambles Trevor.
Its amazing what these digital sensors capture as it was really quite dark.
Lovely processing and very sharp for 1/15sec
Have a great time in Scotland. Smile

AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
21 Dec 2011 10:54PM
Wonderful light in these Trev, and educational commentary too Smile

May I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
22 Dec 2011 10:49AM
Have a good time Trev.

22 Dec 2011 8:55PM
Hi Trev, great images, missed out again this Christmas but hey never mind, third time lucky in 2012...
Enjoy Scotland. Happy New Year.

leginR 10 England
23 Dec 2011 11:11AM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
23 Dec 2011 11:46AM
happy christmas trev.lesley x
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2011 9:55AM
love the atmosphere captured here - a lovely set Trev. Hope you are enjoying your Scotland trip, I hear the weather is very stormy, so hope you get some photo ops despite the strong winds. Happy 2012

Linda x
three cracking images trev,well captured.ray
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
4 Jan 2012 7:59AM
Nice varients of York and lovely to see the trees decorated for Christmas.
We were there in mid September, the first time we have visited York ever and probably the only time. It was short and my
photo's were few so it is nice to see yours. I just wish we'd had more time on our visit but we did get to Whitby,Goathland,
Wales with all the castles,Port Meirion, Harlech and lots of places around the Midlands.
Wishing you a special and Happy 2012 look forward to seeing many more of your lovely shots……


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