Wednesday, May 06, 2009
York, Part Two
I'm getting farther and farther behind on my blog. Drafts keep piling up and I can't seem to find the right balance with everything. I'm sure most bloggers struggle with this and I'm sure in a few days I'll have found my feet again. Until then, here are some more photos of my recent holiday in York.
These first two photos were taken at Clifford's Tower, the scene of a terrible massacre of Jews in 1190.
The walk up those steps was very long and hard work carrying Littlest. The views from the top were very pretty though. The top of Clifford's Tower as well as walking on the medieval city walls of York had a major impact on my vertigo. Both well worth doing, especially as the York has the most intact city walls in all of England.
Here's Oldest and Littlest indulging in a moment of brotherly love after we'd walked a portion of the walls, which you can see behind them. It was such lovely weather while we were up there, and both boys were reasonably well-behaved throughout!
And, to wrap this up, here is one of Oldest in the Yorkshire Museum Garden atop some of the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. Both were very pretty and it was amazing to be surrounded by so much history and beauty.
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A few years ago I was able to visit York. We were only there for about a day and a half and I stressed the whole time because I knew there was more to see than we had time for. We went from one thing to the other as fast as we could! I LOVED it! Hopefully I can come back again some day.ReplyDelete
I have never ever been to York. Your pictures are so beautiful it makes me want to go.ReplyDelete
I struggle with blogging too, the last two weeks have been horrible. Plus, no one is commenting on things and that makes me insecure.ReplyDelete
Also, you had 6 unread posts in my reader! I tend to leave yours cause I like to come comment and they build up. So obviously you're doing ok with blogging!
Sounds like you guy's had an amazing trip! I know how you feel with the blogging.. I've been behind as well. Going back to work has messed up my daily routine!ReplyDelete
York! I love your photos! It's green there again! And yes, that climb up to the top of Clifford's Tower IS steep. How did you like York? And the walls are fantastic to walk on. I'm so glad you got there to visit, Michelle!ReplyDelete
Love those old walls! I'm overdue for a bit of history myself. Meanwhile, your pictures will have to do.ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures! I so want to go to York.ReplyDelete
hehe elliot sure looks like he had fun. I love history like this.. i didnt know about the masacre of the jews. I can imagine it being a solomn moment when you approach the area with this in mind xReplyDelete