The place looks unreal, like a gingerbread town. And yet this town is alive - you only need to look around better. Its numerous motley shops and cosy cafes kindly keep their doors open to visitors from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Somehow this combination of numerous and motley seems out of whack, but I cannot pin down why exactly. Is it okay or not, and if not, why?
Is it because motley means "more than one shop", and adding numerous to that will push the meaning towards
Numerous shops, with each shop representing a motley collection of different elements.
With the word "motley" unable to support such meaning?
What would be a good alternative to that? Would this look okay:
Its motley multidute of shops and numerous cosy cafes ...