York, England–Beautiful and Historically Significant!

Our time in the city of York was short, but it did whet my appetite to return. I love old cities that work to retain their history and heritage while still moving into the future with energy! Obviously from the photos, you can see that the Cathedral in York, known as York Minster, was a focus for us. It opened in 637 AD. That just boggles my mind! Put simply, the building is beautiful Gothic architecture. It is massive. My church would fit into one small corner. Yet when you see the hymnal open to music you recognize, there is a connection that is undeniable.

We walked the narrow cobblestone streets that were built for wooden wheeled vehicles. The Shambles Market street, though changed from times past, is still a market. Roman ruins are in evidence. I had to include the picture of a window with the picture of the Queen waving. It shows someone’s sense of humor and understanding that this will bring a smile to the tourists at least, if not most people!

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