Jim Reid's Photography Site

York

This famous historic walled city, with its odd-looking medieval buildings in the “Shambles” to the majestic historic attractions of York Minster, has much to offer both the “casual” tourist, photographer and the historian.

The city was founded in Roman times circa 71AD and grew as a wool trading centre. In the 19th Century, York was a world-famous centre for confectionary, with Rowntrees and Terrys the main suppliers. As a “chocoholic”, I was fortunate to visit both factories, on company business, in the mid 1980s and was fascinated by the manufacturing processes and the history.

We spent a relaxed couple of days here, but really needed a week to do it justice. Below are a few of the images captured on our recent visit. (both the “old” and the “new”)

For more detailed information on York, please follow this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York

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12 responses

  1. Excellently composed pictures.

    July 14, 2013 at 10:39 am

    • Many thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog.

      July 24, 2013 at 12:47 am

  2. Su Leslie

    Beautiful photos; the lighting is amazing. It’s always rained when I’ve been to York and consequently it’s one of those places I’ve struggled to like. Your photos are rehabilitating it for me!

    June 27, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    • Many thanks for your comments Su; glad you liked the images. The light just before and just after sunset/sunrise is usually best. York is definately one of my wife’s favourites, particularly for the shopping.

      June 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  3. Jim, these are lovely. The lighting is superb! Such a beautiful, peaceful looking place!

    June 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    • Many thanks Judy. I love soft lit landscape and cityscape scenes. All three images were captured within 45 minutes of sunset. It is peaceful in York at this time, however during the day it is very busy with tourists.

      June 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

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