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Postby Knight David » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:38 pm

These are great, they have really giving me some ideas!!


Thanks agin,
David
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Postby mysticallyenchanting » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:55 pm

These are pretty cool. I especially like the Conisborough castle, I sometimes pass it on the train and that keep never fails to impress.

When I'm looking for inspiration I go to evensong at my cathedral. Hearing those celestial voices, and knowing that this has gone on everyday for over a millenium is really humbling. Here are some pics I took last week (in and around the cathedral). Hope you find them useful.

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The central tower was completed in 1472, and is about 200ft heigh.

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307 ... ork001.jpg
The south transcept (1220ish) bathed in evening light.

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Note the different building styles: the transcepts are 'early english' (13th century) have very small windows, and are adorned with black marble. The nave, however, was built 100 years later (in the decorated style). Designers became more daring and windows became much larger.

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307 ... ork004.jpg
View from the city walls.

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307 ... ork011.jpg
'The Shambles'. 14th century housing. People can shake hands across the road on the upper stories of some of the houses!

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307 ... ork033.jpg
Lady Pecket's house

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The King's arms (infamous for being flooded)

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307 ... ork019.jpg
St William's colege courtyard (heavily restored).

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307 ... ork018.jpg
"There is in York a little, old, old church, whose dear and reverend name I have almost forgotten, if I ever knew it, but I think it is Holy Trinity Goodramgate, which divides the heart of my adoration with the Minster"
An American visitor, 1909

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The Merchant Adventurer's hall. This was the 'stock exchange' of medieval York.

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Part of te city wall.

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The minster from Clfford's tower (the keep of the castle)

http://s171.photobucket.com/albums/u307 ... ork013.jpg
Interior of Clifford's tower. Note the scorched (pink) stone from fire.

Paul
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Postby Sir Kohran » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:02 pm

I'll have to visit York one of these days. Those pictures are wonderful, mysticallyenchanting...perfect inspiration for a late Middle Ages or Tudor style town, with all the streetways and inns.

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