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10 Responses to “York”

  1. enreal Says:

    Wow…this is in Canada?

  2. ricki Says:

    Great contrast – industrial blight, gothic light.

  3. The Necromancer Says:

    @enreal: England…Yorkshire.

    @ricki: Ummm, not to contradict your wonderful comment, but that column, at least the bits that aren’t restored, is Roman and about 1900 years old. Emperor Constantine was crowned in York in ca. 308 AD. At the time it was surely at the periphery of the empire, but I guess this was to symbolize its reach, or, quite possibly, its decline.

  4. syncopated eyeball Says:

    I really like the contrast between the simplicity of that column and the detail of the whatever it is. Is it a church?

  5. The Necromancer Says:

    Yorkminster, an Anglican church.

  6. ricki Says:

    Oops…Roman blight, then….

  7. Stiletto Says:

    NICE!

  8. 25BAR Says:

    Hey, I’ve been there!

  9. Shefaly Says:

    Lovely picture, Seb. The tragedy of living in the UK is that we walk past all these gems as we go about our quotidian business. It takes an “other” to show us the beauty we often miss.

  10. The Necromancer Says:

    @Stil: THANKS!

    @25Bar: Strangely, so have I.

    @Shefaly: Glad you like it. The idea of seeing all the amazing things in a place never leaves me, I hope. I still try to see Vancouver Island from a fresh point of view, but familiarity does make that harder and harder. Maybe that’s why we crave travel and the new. Even this last trip, because it involved some familiar locales, felt less like traveling at times. More like coming back to another home…

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