It seems unusual to return to a place like this where I have just recently been to and it is quite difficult trying to highlight the city without repeating images. Some may seem familiar ( 1, 2 & 5 ) as they were in the "York at night" set.
The group I met at Scarborough, organised another event here to visit the recently re-opened and re-furbished Yorkshire museum (5th March). As I said in the "York arrival" post, I usually travel to York by train as it is only 1 hour away, the advance ticket is cheaper than fuel for the car and the unbelievable car parking prices.
(This is the first of either 2 or possibly 3 posts that mirror the December/January series of ... arrival, main course and dessert (night shots!) I am away for a long weekend, so I am posting this one early and I will catch up with your blogs & post number 2 in the middle of next week.)
One of the advantages about travelling down on the 07:00 Newcastle - London Kings Cross is that I have the city to myself for an hour before the shops open although many in the tourist part seem to open slightly later than that.
It was unfortunate though that the sun did not show it's face as it did in the earlier "York - arrival, sunrise.... " post
The Shrine of St Margaret Clitherow is a building half way down The Shambles and was thought to be the home of Mrs Clitherow who essentially became a martyr for hosting Roman Catholic masses in her own home during the late 16th century. Many of the houses in this street have unusual architecture and the sloping beam grabbed my attention.
|another street ... "Stonegate"|
|Archway leading to Treasurers house|
Unfortunately, there were some repairs being made to the path and the classic view of this building will have to wait for another visit as you may notice some red cones in the distance of the previous image. some window architecture will have to do for now !
While I was in the mood for this kind of thing, York Minster was just around the corner and I thought to sample a bit more.
Ah Constantine, but he's just wondering what I'm doing here at this early hour, although that's nothing new as he thought that the last time I was here too !!
Took a photo of this lane from the steps in the background looking the other way in a previous York post.
|Art Gallery portico ceiling|
|I wonder if anyone is up on the walls yet ?|
|It looks promising...|
|... maybe not !!|
It looks like there are signs of life in the theatre as possibly the Box Office Lady has arrived and the early morning bread has found it's way into Betty's window ...
|Local Delicacy .. The Fat Rascal|
|A sight that you did not expect to see.... Betty's back yard|
At last I see signs of life as stall holders are setting up their market and a security dog sniffs out an intruder with a camera that shouldn't be here yet !!