October 28th, 2021
Hight's Sabbatical Pictures

Part 18: York, England

On 22 Jan 2008 I traveled to York, England to give a talk and to lecture to students in the philosophy department there. While there, I visited the famous York Minster.

Me on top of York Minster - it was windy day. York Minster is the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe.

Inside York Minster looking up at the ornate church organ.

The cathedral is usually filled with pews, but each January they remove the pews and chairs for cleaning - giving me a great view of the nave.

Clifford's Tower - the remnants of the inner castle that dominated the surrounding area. I got to walk the top walls in a driving rainstorm.

While I was in York they experienced serious flooding. York sits at the confluence of two rivers and flooding is not uncommon. This is a street that goes down to a walkway along the river (not visible under the water).

York is famous for its mostly intact city walls. You can walk most of the way around the city center along the walls.

A view towards York Minster from the top of Clifford's Tower. The streaks on the picture are drop of freezing rain.

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