I came out of my Old Registry Bed & Breakfast room at the bottom of Main Street just after 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Nightfall was already well on its way. I headed uphill towards the top of Main Street - the most picturesque part of the famous, incredibly charming, cobbled street. There is a vintage bicycle outside "Cobbles and Clay" cafe (my favourite daytime haunt) which always attracts my eye, and I liked the row of the old lantern street lights on the left.....
I was pleased to see that one of my favourite Haworth shops, "Heath and Harebells" has moved from tiny premises to much bigger ones next door. Here there is space for more goodies to do with Haworth and the Brontes. I can't wait till I get a chance to explore. The new shopfront looked lovely that evening.
Beautiful, eye catching window of another shop I love, "Wave of Nostalgia". It's a lovely little vintage shop where a friend of mine works. The lady who owns it sews gorgeous vintage dresses to measure like the ones in the window.
I must admit my heart sank when I saw that the name of this wonderful historic shop had changed from "Rose & Co. Apothecary" to "The Cabinet of Curiosities". To me "Apothecary" seems the only worthy name for this unique shop that was originally a Victorian chemist. In a way I was glad it was closed, so I could not go in and see what other possibly unwelcoming changes had been made.
On a more positive note, I just love the shopfront, and the windows are always dressed with a lot of style and taste.
It felt like it was very late, but some shops were still open....
This particular spot always seems unreal to me; standing here I feel like I am immersed in some old fairy tale; I often think of pinching myself to make sure I'm not in a dream. Just love this place so much.
The warm orange glow of street lights on the old stone buildings was just the thing I wanted to capture....I cannot imagine a better village for nighttime photography (or daytime photography either, for that matter!). Here there is just no end to the feast for the eyes or animating spirit for the soul.
I had to go the Bronte Parsonage too, of course. I took a few shots there, but I really wanted to treat it separately; I wanted to leave the Parsonage for another occasion; I like to have something in the pipeline.... It was now 6 o'clock and time to go back to my room and get ready for an evening meal in the fabulous "Embers of Haworth" restaurant. I glanced towards it as I walked back down Main Street, and could see the staff had just got to work and were preparing for opening.