Thursday, 24 January 2013

Private View


The walk around the city walls from Bootham Bar to Monk Bar gives some of the most attractive views in York. This is a view of the Minster and surrounding building that is only visible from this section of the city walls. A plaque near here records that this portion of the wall was restored to the city in 1889 by Edwin Gray who served as Lord Mayor in 1898. The house directly in front of the Minster is Gray's Court and my guess is that he owned not only one of the finest houses in the city but also one of the best views. Now that view is free to anyone walking around the walls.

5 comments:

  1. I have not seen that view before. It is fabulous. Nice to see it with blue skies.

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  2. Great shot, thanks for sharing.

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  3. I really hope to see that view one day!

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  4. Love, love, love this photo! What a beautiful cluster of architecture and history!

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  5. There's something here of those 'made-up' views that Piranesi drew. It almost can't be real - but it is. Great composition

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