I’m on a roll at the moment making scrapbook pages. It’s a great way of recording our trip and showing as many photographs as possible without boring the pants off people !
So impressions of York, mixed actually. I’m sure it is the same all the world over, beautiful cities just sinking under traffic, the car is king no getting away from it and some cities deal better with it than others. We took a bus tour to get our bearings and to catch sight of some places we would miss. And I was sad, a beautiful Roman, Medieval city being slowly ground down amongst traffic, people and some fairly atrocious 1960’s architecture. But every now and again a glimpse of what it used to be like.
This is Clifford’s Tower. there has been some sort of fortification here since 1068. From the 15th and 16th centuries it fell into disrepair and has been used as a defence against the Roundheads in the English Civil War when York was for the Royalist cause in 1644. More recently it was used as a prison.
Some closups of carving on the outside of the Minster. Glorious, there has been some sort of religious building here since 627 !!! Although it has it’s fair share of fires, burglary and in the 19th century bankruptcy .
Linking up today with Helen at Inspiration Pavilion for a weekend walk.
Supplies by Agnes Biro, Cottage Arts and Rosey Posey…..