What hogwarts house would you be sorted into? comment below...and in the meantime, let's explore another set of yorkshire cobbles! love this shot by @queenofthesonic
of the shambles in york, england, taken just a few days ago. special bonus points for getting an almost empty street! jenny has the jolliest and loveliest love for britain in the autumn and her feed is packed to the brim with gorgeous colours and celebration of the season in the uk 🍂🍁🍂
writes, "believe it or not, these tottering timber-framed buildings have been here since around the fourteenth century! until the late nineteenth, they formed a street of butchers. blood allegedly ran down the street, giving it the fairly violent title of 'the great flesh shambles'. nice. you can still see meat hooks hanging from shop facades, despite no butchers remaining down there now. last night i was peering into the various snickelways of the shambles (i hadn't heard of this word until yesterday and it's now one of my favourites.) a snickelway is a small street or alley specific to york (coined by a local writer!) and it's exciting to venture down them and see where you end up. (for those interested, the shambles has five snickelways!)"
love that! trying to figure out how i can use the word "snickelways" in everyday conversation. it does sound very harry potter. and that makes sense as although not from yorkshire, j k rowling has significant links to the area. for a start this very street is said to have inspired the set for diagon alley when harry potter and the philosopher’s stone was made into a film. york railway station doubled up for kings cross, and the nearby north york moors railway was the setting for scenes filmed around the hogwarts express. how chuffin' brilliant is that?
lovely shot by @queenofthesonic
... i'm off to eat some sticky toffee apples for dinner. i have a very sophisticated palate, don't ya know. hmmmm now which hogwarts house would i be sorted into? let me think....🇬🇧 want your photos of britain to be featured? follow us and tag us in the picture too! we feature the very best of england, scotland, wales and northern ireland! 🇬🇧