Saturday, September 06, 2014

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF YORK: Some signs...


 Quintessential Britain? 
A cathedral, 
a red doubledecker bus and a book fair...

HISTORY!!!
 
The Shambles
The ancient street of the butchers of York, mentioned in the Doomsday book of William the Conquerer...

 




 




Lendal Tower dating from about 1300...

Stonegate...once a Roman paved street, in use for 1,900 years...






 

ROYALTY!!!  Kings (and Queens) everywhere, some of whom didn't mind their heads...

The Pavement so called as early as 1378...



CHURCHES!!! 
 
St Samson's Church
First mentioned in 1154... now put to other uses


VILLAINS!!! 
Guy Fawkes was born in this house...
Yep, I'm having fun.

3 comments:

Satima Flavell said...

Oh, lovely York! One of my favourite places in the UK. So much history! Have you been to the Viking Museum, Glenda?

Glenda Larke said...

Not yet, but I intend to on Monday!

Jo said...

Funny how you tourists see more than we natives. Don't think I have ever been to York. I love these old cathedrals. Glad you are having such fun. Although I think it's your fault Karen broke her suitcase, or Noramly's.