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The Shambles, York

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Voted as being the most picturesque street in Britain and definitely the most famous medieval street in York, the Shambles is a bustling centre piece of historic York. The street today is one of the UK's most visited and has become a wealth of shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants and many other things to see and do, including tours, ghost walks and historic talks. It's history brings an influx of people, so if you are wanting to shoot the street empty your best chance would be to get up early just after sunrise, otherwise anytime of the day is suitable and gives you the chance to capture how busy this street may have been when it was full of butchers shops back in the 1800's. The overhanging timber-framed fronts of the buildings lean into the middle of the cobbled street meaning that their roofs almost touch, this lends itself to some interesting perspective; don't be afraid to shot from the street level to enhance the sense of scale. The Shambles is also worth visiting at night when some of the buildings are lit up, the orange glow really adds to the atmospherics of the location.

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The Shambles

15 Shambles
YorkYork, North Yorkshire YO1 7LZ
United Kingdom

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