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Sunday, 26 October 2014

York

Last weekend I travelled by train to the city of York with friends, M, C and L. We all met in 2009 whilst on holiday in Peru and have remained firm friends. Each year we try and go away together usually abroad but this year we decided on a UK city break to York.

We started our visit by walking around the city walls. At about 2 miles they are the longest medieval town walls in England. Beneath the medieval stonework there are the remains dating back nearly 2000 years to the Roman era.



As you walk around the walls you get some wonderful views of York Minster.








Lendal Bridge over the River Ouse.


 The river has flooded many times and in the King's Arms pub on the riverside they have a marker on the wall showing the heights the River reached.














There are some very interesting and strange street names in York. This name comes from the Roman 'old werk' meaning a fortified place.










But this is definitely my favourite.



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21 comments:

  1. A Train trip and all these wonderful photos ~ You are having a lovely time!

    Happy Week ahead for you >
    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. Loved your photo tour through York. Cool old buildings! All those strange names made me smile - especially the last one!

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  3. Wonderful array of shots. Loved the names. The ancient fortifications rock.

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  4. fantastic city definitely I must visit it. What fantastic landmarks.. Ancient times are here

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  5. The shortest street in York has the longest name!

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  6. There is nowhere quite like the UK flavor of things, especially names. I'm always astounded by the variety of them! :-)

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  7. I say bring back Mad Alice Lane.

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  8. Those are funny names indeed. The "werkdyke" sounds almost like dutch "werkdijk". I have walked the city walls too a few years ago, very nice place.

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  9. Another interesting place to visit one day. I was watching an Episode of Father Brown and realized I recognized the location of one of the scenes as coming from Guiting Power. That was neat.

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  10. You found some unique pictures there from a city that must be one of the most photographed in the world. Here I am living not too far away in Lancashire but ashamed to say I've never visited York. But I have visited Yorkshire many times.

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  11. What a fun time touring the city with your friends..I like all the names and the pretty scenery.. Wonderful photos and great post.. Have a happy week ahead!

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  12. Amazing to be able to still walk along city walls that date back so many years. Great views back over the city too and I really liked that view of York Minster.

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  13. I like these names! Especially the "Whip- Ma-Whop- Ma- Gate".
    Have a great week!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  14. Great shots from York and fun to make friends traveling and keep up with them.

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  15. What a great old city, lots of history there!

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  16. So much history. Those signs remind me of the some of the unpronounceable Native American places where I grew up in and around Boston, Massachusetts.

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  17. I visited York last year on my UK tour, it's such a beautiful city !

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  18. Great place - for a long time I had a black and white shot of that round tower roof in the fifth picture on my wall! I did my teacher training in York - loved the place.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. Beautiful place with so much to see.

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  20. I visited once with my son who had an interview at the university! A wonderful fascinating place with so much history!

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  21. Wonderful trip with your friends; Such a beautiful place the city of York♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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