We were all glad that the intense heat of the last few weeks had abated for the day and it was slightly overcast, so walking was bearable.
underneath the Minster (don't call it a Cathedral!!)
such a fabulous skill - we were marvelling at how it's been done by hand like this for all those years...
the last time I went round the Minster was in 1989 on my honeymoon, so it's been a while!
York is renowned for its beautiful stained glass.
I think the skill of the builders and masons when this was constructed, without modern tools is just staggering.
when you think how many hands have touched these bits of wall...
it was took dark down there to take many pictures
this is a book commemorating the soldiers who died from York in WWI
Once back outside we headed for the city walls
Much like London (and many other old cities) they used gates to keep people in - or out - in ancient times
Emma says there used to be a plaque on the floor near here saying this is the best spot to take a view of York although we couldn't see it - but the view was fabulous!
Love the old Barclays bank building..
we were heading for the Castle that sits on top of a hill for good lookout opportunities - as Emma had heard of a Shakespeare pop up Globe theatre putting on performances
and that's the weekend in York - photo heavy so hope you're still with me!
Thanks for great company, and the hospitality Emma. see you all soon I hope.