Friday, June 24, 2016

We Loved York

For a few days we traveled north of London to York
and the Bronte BandB near the old city.
We loved staying here.
It was so comfy and by far the best bathroom on our travels.
I was really looking forward to meeting a blogging friend, Linda P.
of A Rich Tapestry.  You can visit her here.
What a lovely time we had over lunch and wandering in York.
This was a first for Linda to meet an online friend.
I hope I didn't scare her too much (Ha!)
Online friends can be just the very best and Linda is on that list for sure.
My "live-in gardener" and I just fell in love with York.
We were greeted by this gladiator as we entered the walled city.
 I just love the many ice cream vendors we encountered all
along our travels in Europe.  This is just a sampling of what many looked like.
 No trip to York would be complete without walking along the top of the wall.
 Peeks of York Minister was seen from all angles,
but I loved the peeks into backyards and manicured gardens too.

 A stroll down The Shambles was definitely on our list and we
found ourselves there everyday.
This was where the meat vendors at one time had their shops.
The buildings were constructed to lean toward the street to keep
the sun off the meat hanging there.
 We will return here next week with more posts.
 The inside of the York Minister was breathe taking.

 They were busy preparing for an upcoming stage production,
so my photos were taken looking up.

 No visit to York would be complete without the York Castle Museum visit.
 Outside the museum there was part of an old castle on the hill and a carousel.
The carousel wasn't running right then or I would have hopped on.

Fascinating street entertainment.
The gate we often walked through to enter and leave the old city.

We got to experience train trips quite often along the way.
Here we are waiting to return to London.
It was a wonderful time in York and there will be more to come
next week of this lovely city.
Today is National Scone Day in England
and I celebrated with a scone and tea this morning.
Happy Scone Day
and blessings on your weekend.


Rosemary said...

Looks like a memorable and beautiful day in York! Interesting about the building construction to shade the meat! Once again, thank you for sharing. You have provided a great armchair travelogue.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Love those memories of when we were there. You're seeing the same things we did!

Mary said...

Have not been there so loved seeing your great pix and sharing another tea time with a blog friend.

Looked like nice place to stay - having a good bathroom is always such a plus, I'm really picky about them and find so many with dim lighting, hard to figure showers (being scalded is not fun), and nowhere to put stuff etc.

Love and hugs , Mary

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

York is one place in England we have not visited. It's on my list. Thanks for the "tour."

Angela McRae said...

Fun fact about the buildings and the meat. And I also noted the Earl Grey Tea Rooms -- great name! Totally agree that the cathedral is quite breathtaking. Oh, to be in England again …

Lorrie said...

Your post about York has me stamping my feet with impatience. We're not going to York, but we are heading off to France and England on Saturday. Just a few more days. I'm hoping for lovely cathedrals and tea times as you've shown here. York looks like a beautiful city - how fun to walk around on the wall.

Jeanie said...

I can see why you found York so captivating. The photos are wonderful -- how I'd love to see that cathedral! But the whole town looks charming and your B&B a great find. Nice info here! And on Scone Day, no less. I hope you taught them a thing or two because we all know that yours are the best!

Teresa said...

What wonderful photos! Thank you so much for letting us visit along with you!
Sips and Smiles,