York Minster, Ribblehead and Goathland – Photos for “A Room With a View” students and others

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Hello A Room With a View and Abbey,

I enjoyed watching your presentation on Yorkshire landmarks. It brought back great memories of my visit to Yorkshire. There was so much to see in Yorkshire and York itself. 🙂

I thought I would share some photos of two of your landmarks and a couple other places I enjoyed in Yorkshire.

This is a view of York Minster's western front taken from Precentor's Court. It is difficult to take a photo showing the entire western front without something such as a tree or building getting into the picture but I wanted to try as this was my favourite entrance.

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In order to show the full western front of York Minster, I took two photos and joined them using Photoshop.

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Then there are the city gates or bars through the city walls of York. This is York's southern entrance - Micklegate Bar.

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Ribblehead Viaduct is known to railway fans around the world. Being a rail fan, I had to stop and take a photo. I can imagine this being a snow covered scene in winter but this photo was taken in spring. Behind me, hikers were heading off along a trail.

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While visiting the National Railway Museum in York, I was exploring a store area open to the public. A friend here in Australia was a Harry Potter fan and asked me to photograph anything Harry. I saw a sign hanging below a girder. It simply said, "Platform 9 3/4". I suspected I was on Harry Potter's trail.

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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a heritage railway to the north of York. Taking a ride on one of their trains, I came to the station of Goathland. It may seem a little familiar to some of you. It has been used in the "Heartbeat" TV series as well as in the early Harry Potter films when it appeared as Hogsmeade.

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4 thoughts on “York Minster, Ribblehead and Goathland – Photos for “A Room With a View” students and others

  1. Mrs Monaghan

    Dear Mr Mannell,
    I love your photos and your post! You certainly were at Ribblehead on a gorgeous day – so often it is grey and overcast, so you were really lucky there! I have climbed the three Peaks that surround Ribblehead, and the walk takes you under the viaduct itself. It’s an amazing piece of architecture.
    You have a wide-ranging knowledge and interest in so many subjects, Mr Mannell, that I wonder if I can add to your store or if you already know this one? Your picture of the walls of York reminded me of it.
    Later this year, I am attending a wedding in York with my Scottish husband. My kids are a bit worried because there is an ancient law on our statute books which has never been repealed, which states that it is legal to kill a Scotsman within the ancient walls of the city of York on a Sunday – if he is carrying a bow and arrow. He’ll have to leave his bow and arrow at home!
    Walking the walls in York is one of my favourite things to do – the views of the cathedral are fabulous, and you can see into some amazing gardens!
    Super photos, thank you so much for your interest and for your post.
    Mrs Monaghan

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    1. rossmannell

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      Dear Mrs Monaghan,

      Considering how often we hear of rain across the UK, I think I hit the jackpot in Spring, 2010. Apart from a few short periods of drizzling rain, it was fine and sunny each day. As an example, I had only intended visiting the summit of Wales’s Mt. Snowdon if the weather was fine. When I arrived at the base railway station, the skies were clear and blue. It was brilliant.

      I suppose I do have an interest in very many subjects but I hadn’t heard of the old law. Having some relatives who have spent much of their lives looking into family history, I have Scottish (and many other) ancestors on both sides of the family. My maternal great, great grandfather emigrated to Australia from Scotland in the 1840s. Luckily my Aussie accent didn’t give away my secret while there. 🙂

      @RossMannell

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  2. Parsa

    Dear Mr. Mannell,

    I am in Mrs. Yollis’ class and your pictures really inspire me! That first picture is an amazing picture of the York Minster! I am wondering why isn’t their a huge amount of people there. Mostly in California there will be a large amount of people in a famous place. Are you aloud to go in the York Minster?

    Mrs. Yollis’ student,
    Parsa

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    1. rossmannell

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      Dear Parsa,

      Thank you for your positive comment.
      When I was in York, it was early spring. The photo was taken early in the day but I do agree, there didn’t seem to be large numbers of people around although I did wait until no one was in the photo before taking it.
      While York Minster appears closed in the photo, there were other entries I saw people using. I was busy photographing many places in York but didn’t actually go inside York Minster.

      @RossMannell

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