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!
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
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.
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