The beauty of Britain!

April 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Although I have not had a chance to upload any new photos of my current trip, I have decided to publish a few from my personal collection. These were taken from the last trip here back in November 2014. I cannot wait to share newer images with everyone, but I have been so busy these will have to do for now :) Enjoy!

Bramall Hall is a Tudor manor house in Bramhall, within the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. It is a timber-framed building, the oldest parts of which date from the 14th century, with later additions from the 16th and 19th centuries. The house, which functions as a museum, and its 70 acres of landscaped parkland with lakes, woodland, and gardens are open to the public.

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The Shambles (official name Shambles) is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles, probably from the Anglo-Saxon Fleshammels (literally ‘flesh-shelves’), the word for the shelves that butchers used to display their meat. As recently as 1872 there were twenty-five butchers’ shops in the street but now there are none. Among the buildings of the Shambles is a shrine to Saint Margaret Clitherow, who was married to a butcher who owned and lived in a shop there. Although the butchers have now vanished, a number of the shops on the street still have meat-hooks hanging outside and, below them, shelves on which meat would have been displayed. The shops currently comprise a mixture of eateries and souvenir shops, but there is also a bookshop and a bakery

York Minster is a cathedral in York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is the cathedral for the Diocese of York. It is run by a dean and chapter, under the Dean of York. It dates back to the 1300s

 

These two shots were taken from the hip, meaning I let my camera hang at my hip and took random shots blindly. Happy with the results These are also in York

 
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The gates of York surrounding the whole city. You can actually still walk the whole length of them, which is pretty amazing considering the age!

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The photo of the gate is the view from our house from the master bedroom window and the second photo is the city centre which is, like all city centres in the UK, within walking distance. No need for a car. I love it here!

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