Here’s a few photos of my beloved York. I love wandering this city and taking photos.
Can’t beat having a pint of your favourite tipple in the spring sunshine
Me and my brother enjoying the sunshine in York.
York by Sam Fryers
My favourite place in the world, I’m so lucky to study here!
Stonegate, York, England
I took this photo while enjoying a stroll through the ancient streets of my university city.
Me & my brother sipping on some real ale by the River Ouse!
The view of York Minster from the beer garden of the Lamb & Lion Inn.
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.
I captured this photo of York Minster basking in the early spring sunshine today, I love studying in this city!
I captured this photo of the Skyfall train at York station yesterday morning!
Why does my university look like the setting for A Clockwork Orange!?
York Minster is barely visible today as you peer down Stonegate towards the historic building! Shame, classes were still on at uni though :(
(Image courtesy of Daily Mail)
Welcome to Jorvik! (the name of Viking York)
Study the picture, what does it look like? Your assumptions are probably correct! This is a piece of fossilised Viking excrement found during excavations in York. This piece of poo was studied over a period of 20 years and was found to contain cereal bran fragments, pollen grains, unidentified organic matter and a large number of parasitic worms.
The sample enables us historians to attain an accurate picture of the diet of a inhabitant in Viking York, which is important evidence in historical study. Anyway, who would of thought one could get so excited over a piece of excrement, who knows, one day it could be yours that archaeologists find!
I chose such a glamorous field of study, it makes me look at human excrement in a whole new light!