My favourite place in the world, I’m so lucky to study here!
York, England - I took these photos of the Minster, from the city walls and the wheel of York.
As I study history in this great city, I have a great knowledge of the importance of this city throughout history, from the Romans and Vikings, through to the medieval period and the birth of the railway industry in the 19th century. You can see why my passion for this city is enduring.
Anyway, it was nice to be in York for the purpose of leisure for once, so here are few photos I captured before I began indulging in the local ales!
1. The largest expanse of medieval stained glass anywhere in the world on York Minster. 2. Looking down The Shambles (A fine preservation of medieval architecture). 3. Having a tipple in The House of the Trembling Madness! (Those beams sailed the seas over 800 years ago) 4. A late Roman multangular tower (with the terracotta tiles also placed there by the Romans for the purpose of decoration) 5. Looking down High Petergate towards Bootham Bar (one of many ancient gateways in York), a street lined with medieval and Georgian architecture 6. York Minster at night, the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe.
Treating myself to a well deserved night out in York on Friday, as university is allocating me 6 weeks off for the Easter break. It would seem rather impolite of me not to take advantage of the situation.
York is Britain’s favourite city, especially at this time of year when all the historical sites are illuminated by spectacular displays of light! I will never stop appreciating this city, and I am so lucky to study here!
This year is particularly special for Yorkists as this city celebrates 800 years since it was granted its royal charter by the King, although it’s origins go back much further. What a grand setting to celebrate the subject of history, you can clearly see Roman, Viking and Medieval architecture all over the city.