The medieval Shambles.
The traditional view down the Shambles.
The medieval jettied buildings (14th and 15th centuries) almost touching each other across the road. the jettied construction was used to keep the upper floors from wobbling when one walked across them. (Ref: quoted in a review of 'English Mediaeval Architecture' book by Hugh- Braun.)
In 1991 the Department of the Environment and the English Tourist Board declared that this famous street was too crowded to be enjoyed by people! You might find it the same, so take an early Sunday morning stroll. (Well, not too many of you, anyway!)
Photo: taken Sunday morning, 15 April 2007