York Minster

by Adrian Morris September. 13, 2021 156 views

We went on a coach excursion to York. It was not a photographic trip but I was still hoping to manage a few pictures despite the dull conditions and the fact that I was with people who were not photographers.

York is not a large city; in 2011 the population was only 198,051, but it has a long impressive history. It was founded in 71AD by the Romans who named it “Eboracum”.

It was the Danish invaders in 866 who called the city “Jorvic”, the name which has come down to us as “York”.

The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York who is only superseded in the hierarchy of the Church of England by the archbishop of Canterbury. A “minster”, in Anglo-Saxon times, was a missionary teaching church. The building, however, has long been a cathedral, that is a building which houses a bishop’s throne (cathedra).

York Minster is a very large and impressive structure. It is, however, difficult to capture the whole of the building in one photograph.

This picture shows one of the minster's towers in the background. The structure in the foreground is the city wall with part of a gateway to the left of the shot.

The gentleman in the foreground who is staring at me with much malevolence is, in actual fact, a friend.

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David Nurse 1 month ago

Great, enjoyed the images and the narrative.

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Adrian Morris Replied to David Nurse 1 month ago

Thank you, David.

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Camellia Staab 1 month ago

Thanks for the tour Adrian smile

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Adrian Morris Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month ago

My pleasure, Camellia.

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Chris Sullivan 1 month, 1 week ago

Hi.  When I was 13 I went to Canterbury cathedral.  If I haven't got it mixed up, it was bombed in World War 2.  I'd love to see any photographs you have taken there, but thanks for these, and for your explanations of York Minster.  Another place you might check out is called Minster Lovell.

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Adrian Morris Replied to Chris Sullivan 1 month, 1 week ago

I have no digital pictures of Canterbury cathedral. I was last there about 30 years ago. It is a lovely building. I hadn't heard of Minster Lovell. Just looked it up. It seems well worth a visit but it's a long way from home.

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