Streets and Shops // Harrogate

Last pictures from my recent trip to Harrogate.

There’s nothing I love more than wandering around the town. There are so many lovely looking streets and shops. Sure, there’s a whole road filled with Italian restaurants and estate agents, which kind of ruins the quaintness of the place, but there’s also some beautiful flower displays, old buildings, amazing houses and fantastic vintage & antique shops [check out the cool suit of armour below!].

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The architecture all around the town is dreamy. I love the colours of the bricks and just how tall the buildings are. A lot of the shops have apartments over the top of them which makes the whole place seem so comfy and, I don’t know… welcoming?

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Don’t mind me, finally discovering the best watermelon sorbet in the world.

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All of the huge houses are just to die for. Some of them are split into apartments but some of them aren’t and I’m just baffled at the idea people have this much money?! It’s a constant source of confusion in my life, I guess! Also, that’s my fella just wandering down this tree lined road of perfection.

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This building!! It’s cordoned off, which means they’re probably going to be making it into housing soon maybe, but I love that the graffiti on the windows is so kid-ish? There are quite a lot of school-ages kids mixed in with a hell of a lot of old folks in this town and I have a feeling said kids get very bored. Whilst I don’t think destroying a building is a great thing to do (why break windows? Why?!) I love the cheekiness of penis spray paint and ‘420’… I mean…

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I love the apartments in the centre of town but I’d be happy with any of the houses that line The Stray – a huge grass area that runs all the way down to town.

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There are a few cool antique and vintage shops in Harrogate – one of which I was so sad I couldn’t get to due to conflicting plans and weather – but the ones I did go to were solid gold. We also found a cool record shop we didn’t know existed and generally window shopped to our hearts content. One thing I love doing is checking out all the art galleries and just looking through the windows… because it’s really expensive and, y’know, I can’t afford to buy ART.

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I miss it already so I’m just going to keep thinking about the day I might not ever have to leave it? Wishful thinking but you never know!

Sam

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3 thoughts on “Streets and Shops // Harrogate

  1. Ah, I definitely have towns like this, that are super nice like this, that I love to return to, and would love to live in. However, my ultimate one is down the shore so it’d be hella expensive, plus, someday all those little towns will be totally flooded out anyway due to global warming so it’s not really a real option, sadly. I hope you get to move to Harrogate someday!

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