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7 July 15        York.   Some rain in the morning but it soon brightened up to give a fine day.

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate - possibly the smallest street in York.
The origin of the name is unclear.  "Gate" derives from the Norse word "gatta"
meaning street.  A plaque erected in the street states that it derives from a phrase
Whitnourwhatnourgate meaning "What a street!", but most modern sources translate
the phrase as "Neither one thing nor the other".  The city's whipping post
and stocks were sited here in the middle ages.

I have no idea...!

St. Wilfrid's Roman Catholic church, Duncombe Place.

Arch above the door of St. Wilfrid's church.

The south transept of York Minster from Minster Yard.

Statue of Constantine the Great, by Philip Jackson (1998), Minster Yard.
Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus, 272 - 337 AD),
was acclaimed as Roman Emperor by the army at Eboracum (modern-day York) in 306 AD


The Mansion House, St. Helen's Square.  Built 1725-1732.

The Shambles.

The Shambles.

The Shambles.



Statue of Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom, by John Wolstenholme 1801.

Bootham Bar and shops in High Petergate.

Bootham Bar.

York Minster over the Deanery Gardens, from the City Walls.

The City Walls from the Robin Hood Tower.

Monk Bar.

Stained glass window.

Clifford's Tower (York Castle).

Inside Clifford's Tower.

Inside Clifford's Tower.

Back on the city walls, near Toft Tower.

Approaching Lendal Bridge with York Minster in the distance.

The Grand Hotel and Spa building, former HQ of the North Eastern Railway.
Built in 1900-1906 by Horace Field, it has been fully restored as it would have
been in its Edwardian heyday.

Near Lendal Bridge.

Lendal Bridge.

Back at York Minster, the west front.

York Minster, west front.

'Gert and Henry's' restaurant, Jubbergate.  The building dates from the 17th century.

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall (c1357), Piccadilly.

National Science Learning Centre building, University of York Heslington Campus.

Footbridge over the lake at the University of York Heslington Campus.

My walk into the town centre took me through the campus.

The Central Hall building, built 1968.

The Exhibition Centre building.

At the Central Hall building.

The Central Hall building.

The Berrick Saul building.

I recently joined the Caravan Club and was staying at their Bleak House Farm
site, just a couple of kilometres from the town centre, and at seven quid a night,
cheaper than parking in York..!

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