Stepping in into the city wall that circles around York is like entering the gate into a different universe. I'm concerned that this may be is a sign that I've become old and boring as plain walking gives a great fun to me, but whateva! Discovering every single bit of York is worth it. Wandering here almost feels like watching a dance performance. The buildings and the houses are swinging and curving in a choreographic way. I do wonder how rare it is to find straight lines here. Artistic, or maybe the architects were just drunk when they built it.
THE SHAMBLES | Said to be the inspiration for Harry Potter's Diagon Alley.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH | The oldest church in Yorkshire from medieval time. See those weird boxes? The higher boxes are for socially important and wealthy people, like knights & dukes.
BETTY'S | Where there is tea, there is love. I TOTALLY AGREE. And that was one of the finest apple pies in my short life.
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM | Saying this largest railway museum in the world 'nice' will be an understatement. The Station Hall brings us back to the past, when train was only for wealthy people. In the past, trains were really exclusive, and the quality of the cabin rooms are comparable to hotels.
MUSEUM GARDENS | You know what else's great about York? It's littered with castles and ruins everywhere. The people take their preservation seriously. This one must be a popular wedding venue in York, I guess.
The girl on frame is my friend in York, Aurel. You may have noticed her featured in my Scotland post. Aurel studies in University of York so I could pick a lil tester on British college life whilst staying at her house. Her housemates are hilarious! They even have House Quotes in their kitchen dashboard, saying something like, "Jane on Kate saying that she wants to lose her tummy fat: I can even eat you and it'll make no difference at all"
YORKMINSTER | This is the greatest structure in the whole York. They've been working to preserve this one for 7 years, maintaining the stained glass and repairing/changing the exterior limestones. It's exceptionally peaceful and sacred.
Photos and texts by Cindy.