Arrived in York after a relatively trouble free run. We are as near to the centre as it is possible to get. York was founded by the Romans in 71AD. They couldn't pronounce York so settled on Eboracum. After they left in 415AD the Angles took over and renamed it Eoforwic, they obviously had a similar problem to the Romans. York is a derivation of the Norse Jorvik, the Vikings happened along in 866, no doubt resplendent in horned hats and conquered the place.
Had a quick look round yesterday and it's some town. A walled city with much of the wall remaining and more medieval buildings than you can shake a stick at.
It is also the birth place of Guy Fawkes. Could do with him today, he'd shake that gang of crooks in Westminster up, even if he did fail.
Now I have something of a problem, far from struggling for enough for a post I'm up to my eyes in images. I've made an editorial decision. Assuming the weather doesn't become impossible I will post images whilst I am here but they won't necessarily be images from any given day.
On we plodded, slipping and sliding, at least I was. Molly has no such problems being blessed with four legged drive. Her only concern was not to miss any dropped pizza crust or chips. Eventually we arrived at the Minster which puts the above edifice to shame.
The limitations of the DSLR. There is no way to get far enough back. so a 12mm lens produces one hell of a lot of distortion. I have corrected as best I can. The images of the Minster are all HDR. The famous East facade is covered in scaffold so no views of the biggest and bestest window in the UK.
It's some building, massive but so ornate and well proportioned it leaves me gasping. To do it justice I suspect a medium format camera with a tilt and shift lens is required. No real problem with the camera but £5k for a digital back is well beyond me. Cheaper that you come and look for yourselves.
I'm not a big town fan, but as the books say get out of ones comfort zone and there's fun to be had................For me if not for you my long suffering readers!