England’s countryside looks like a storybook land, a far cry from Florida. The rolling green hills, the hedgerows, the sheep, the cows, and the narrow roads — we love it.
This post features photos of York. David and I are spending a few days here and I’m excited to share what we’re experiencing. I have two very different places to show you: the York Minister and Jorvik, the Viking village.
The current Minister is 800 years old. Some of its stained glass windows date back to the 12th century.
These five lancet windows below are made of green gray glass in geometric designs and commemorates British women who lost their lives in World War 1.
Here are a few more astonishingly beautiful designs in the Minster:
On to Jorvik, the Viking settlement begun in 866 AD. Here’s the young woman who greeted us.
David and I climbed aboard an automated car and wended our way through the village, viewing typical denizens. What added to the experience were the smells at various points of our journey: burning wood, cooking meat, and fish.
We hope you enjoy these photos from our adventures. Has anyone else been to York? We’d love to hear about your visit.
Join us for a walk through an English village and see its stunning curb appeal.
Ann Marie and David