Glimpses of York!

Glimpses of York (where New York, was named after)...too much beauty to convey in a photograph. Too much history to hold in your hands to carry you back in time. Every corner aches with stories, secrets and enchantment. One street unfolds into another...Déjàvu kicks in & you feel like your a character in a Harry Potter story (they did film at the train station here). I was going to leave this post until next week, but since yesterday was Guy Fawkes (bonfire night) & he was born in York, it seemed suiting to post it now. York is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse & Foss in North Yorkshire, England. This beautiful city filled with rich heritage & has provided the backdrop to majour political events throughout much of its two millenia of existence. The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern provinces of the Church of England. 



In the 19th century, York became the hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre (as you will have learn from my previous York chocolate post). I could go on and on about it's history & I've included some of it under certain pictures here, but that's not why I love this place so much. This was the first place I visited & lived near when I came to the UK years ago, not even 21 years old yet, a starry-eyed dreamer (still am) who came from a small town in Michigan, a wallflower who kept to herself, lived on the wrong side of the tracks, got picked on at school, but had dreams. The girl who people consistently told was never going to amount to much & here I was standing in one of the most beautiful places I had ever seen, thousands of miles away from home. 
My senses were in overdrive, never had I seen anything so amazing, cobblestone streets, buildings still standing from so long ago. Feeling in awe of the little things that might get taken for granted, like pound coins jingling in your pockets that look like gold nuggets. Castles where kings and queens ruled, seen only before in pages of books. Smiling faces calling you 'love' with accents of charm whilst sitting in a tea house. All those senses came back when I visited again, like it was that first day so many years ago. I've never regretted leaving America, what I've gained has far surpassed what I gave up (minus family that is). I've lived in both England & Scotland, visited many other European countries & the excitement has never faded. This is a place only truly loved properly when you experience it in real life & I hope any of you that want to, get to. Maybe you'll find me staring out over the bridge or at the painters creating through bustles of people. Be sure to say hello though ;-)

Have a gorgeous day dolls
xoxoxoxoxoxo

{This is only just a taste of York, there is so much more to see, but I was only there for the day. I hope to go back in the summer for longer & show you more, but I really recommend visiting there}




{Part of the ruin of St. Mary's Abbey. It lies within what is now the Yorkshire Museum Gardens. The original abbey on the site was founded in 1055. These surviving ruins date back from 1271 to when it was finished in 1294}




{The Mansion House that is home to the Lord Mayor of York during their term in office. Built in an early Georgian style. The first stone was laid for building in 1725 & was finished in 1732.}








{Purple Man, he was quite cool. You can find him on twitter as well, haha @purpleman1}


{I spotted these tiles underneath a bit of a building window...the date is 1874, I just thought the lettering and design was beautiful. You wouldn't notice it if you don't look down a lot as you walk like I tend to do.}


{Guy Fawkes (who we celebrated yesterday) was born on this very spot here in 1570. Guy Fawkes was arrested on the 5th of November in 1605 for attempting to blow up Parliament. He was captured, hung, drawn and quarted in the city of London in 1606. You can see the inn as it is now inside here. Reading about him is a must, very interesting.}




{The Shambles is often called Europe's best preserved medieval street, although the name is also used to collectively refer to the surrounding maze of narrow, twisting lanes and alleys as well. The street itself is mentioned in the Domesday Book, so we know that it has been in continuous existence for over 900 years. The Shambles has the effect of a time machine, transporting you back to the Elizabethan period. The houses that jostle for space along The Shambles project out over the lane in their upper stories, as if trying to meet their neighbours opposite. In some places the street is so narrow that if you stand with arms outstretched you can touch the houses on both sides. The name "Shambles" comes from the Saxon "Fleshammels", which means, "the street of the butchers", for it was here that the city's butcher's market was located. The butcher's shops have now been replaced with shops catering to visitors, including jewelry and antiques; The Shambles is now one of the premier shopping areas in the city of York.}






{Here stands Clifford's Tower (click the link to read the history about it) what really got my attention was the plaque sitting on the grass outside of it, it read: 'On the night of Friday 16th of March 1190, some 150 Jews and Jewesses of York, having sought protection from the Royal castle on this site from a mob incited by Richard Malebisse and others chose to die at each other's hands rather than renounce their faith'. I mean if that isn't faith, I have no idea what is, I felt humbled by that.}


{All Photos taken by me, please do not use without my permission, thank you}

146 comments

  1. beautiful photos! I amazing post. I really enjoyed it. I would like to host a giveaway in your blog one of my artwork pieces. If you have special policies please let me know!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you doll, I will get back to you soon, so nice :)) x

      Delete
  2. What a beautiful place. I feel like I've been there now, after having a look through York in your pictures. I was interested to read about Guy Fawkes. What an awful end to his story! The poor guy, maybe he was nutty, but he didn't deserve that. Hope you have a lovely rest of the week Kizzy :D sparkle2day.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So nice. Am glad you enjoyed reading about Guy Fawkes :)) Hope your week is going lovely too doll :D xx

      Delete
  3. Wonderful York, and magic you everytime, my dearest friend.
    Have a fabulous Wednesday
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you my sweet friend!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      Delete
  4. This place is sooooo beautiful, i'VE NEVER BEEN THERE BUT IT IS WORTH A VISIT!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger
    Facebook
    Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is!! YOU MUST GO DOLL!! I think you will love it :))) x

      Delete
  5. stunning photos, love. Obsessed!

    ReplyDelete
  6. you have a great eye for detail! stunning photography...I must say this place looks pretty amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very nice atmosphere!! So brit, adore it :) Enjoy this day Doll M-C

    ReplyDelete
  8. beautiful place and amazing photos!!!kisses

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such gorgeous photos! This place looks amazing! And your post made me want to visit it so very much =)))

    xo,
    Sylvia @ WorldTasting
    ... follow me on Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! Ahh..I'm glad it did, you must go, it's such a splendid place xo

      Delete
  10. What a beautiful and magical place! I wish I could go there, maybe some day I will. :) Happy Wednesday dear gal!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hello dear,
    nice blog and great post! If you want, we can follow each other. Let me know, follow me and I will follow you back! :)

    My blog is here http://lucieglam.blogspot.cz/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful photos Doll, I really do love York, I get some very Harry Potter vibes off the town myself now that I think about it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks like such an amazing place!

    http://www.somethingmonumental.com/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Surely the place is BEAUTIFUL, never been there before but I would love to visit the place one day. Wanna follow each other? I would be more than happy to know. Thank you, Have great day:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you do get to go doll!! You will enjoy it. Sure, my pleasure. Hope your week has gone well xx

      Delete
  15. very beautiful photos, what camera do u use dear?xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, will answer on your blog doll :) xx

      Delete
  16. Wow, this looks so beautiful. I'd love to go here one day. I'm a huge fan of the way the pics are too with the blurring. Mulberry Hall looks like the perfect spot for a blog shoot. hehe

    XO from San Francisco & Switzerland
    ~Dale
    www.savvyspice.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get to visit :)) Thank you, I'm happy you like them :)) XO

      Delete
  17. What a beautiful, historic, and interesting city! I definitely would love to visit some day and explore as well.

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get to go and see it doll, you will enjoy it xoxo

      Delete
  18. i could walk the streets ... browse (and shop) in the quaint stores ... and of course, partake in the food! a couple of these images actually remind me of central park. enjoy your wednesday!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for the support doll, your photos are always unique!
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  20. I went to York many years ago, and I remember well the lovely dainty streets and the old and historic sights. Thanks for this lovely tours Kizzy, brought me right back. Much love Axx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome doll, my pleasure :)) Much love to you too xx

      Delete
  21. Lovely pictures darling!! I've been a lot to UK but nevere visited York. It's on my "cities' whislist" from now!! ;-)
    BTW when you plan to come to Barcelona?? ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Well, you must get up to the North, it's gorgeous!! And I will most definitely come to Barcelona one day, I wish I could come tomorrow :)) xoxox

      Delete
  22. Amazing photos and what a rich history!! Your posts are always a joy to read Kizzy!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much doll, that's so nice of you :)) Hope your week is going great!! xx

      Delete
  23. Wow stunning photographs!
    I love York, its such a quaint place :)
    Have an amazing day sweetie,
    Lots of love,
    Kate xo

    www.and-kate.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, York is precious. I hope you had a great day doll!! Lots of love to you too! xo

      Delete
  24. Looks wonderful. I deffo need to visit there, decided now :D. You are lucky to have lived there :D
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  25. York is so beautiful! I wish I could visit! Have a nice Wednesday...

    ReplyDelete
  26. oh, what a gorgeous location, I just love such ancient buildings and places with history! How great to be there, I'd like to visit those places with a great pleasure too:) Those photographs are adorable, thank you for sharing!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

    www.svetusvet.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is :) I hope you get to visit one day too :)) You're welcome, my pleasure! I hope you have a blessed week x

      Delete
  27. I'm following you, thanks for wonderful comment on my blog:)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful pictures!!!! I love this post, it takes me to a magical place!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. This is such a great post I really like all the photos in this post. Looking forward to seeing your next post. :)

    xoxo;
    What Kenny Hearts, a Lifestyle Blog by Kenny.

    ReplyDelete
  30. York looks like it's full of so much old world charm. Thanks for sharing it's beauty with us Kizzy!

    Rowena @ rolala loves
    Enter my blog anniversary giveaway for a chance to win a pair of BaubleBar earrings.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is so full of charm and the people are lovely too :) You're welcome doll x

      Delete
  31. I NEED to got to York!
    It's official!!!
    You had me at "you feel like you're a character in Harry Potter" :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YESSSSS!! You must!! Hahaha...it's true though :)))

      Delete
  32. Great history and the photos are amazing.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. wow these pics are just too beautiful!! love them


    xx
    bianca
    www.worryaboutitlater.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. What a beautiful place! Gorgeous photos!

    www.hungrycaramella.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Atmosphere like romantic world with out time. The suggestions, the places, the walls, the nature, all is in love with time. Armony and history... Excellent post!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Wow, there certainly is a lot of beauty from the amazing photos you were able to get! Such a nice post dear and thanks for stopping by yesterday! New post is up if you are interested in stopping back. :) Have a great night!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is, it's a magical city!! You're welcome doll & I shall visit. Have a wonderful night too xx

      Delete
  37. such a lovely photos!

    xx Mounia
    www.nonchalantrebel.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. wow what a beautiful place! definitely worth a visit! i especially love the architecture of the houses, so charming!

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a beautiful place :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Seriously, stunning pictures and beyond beautiful place. I need to arrange a trip to England.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. You are so talented ,love the Photos <3

    big Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  42. These glimpses of York make me want to go back to Europe. Is it vacation time yet?

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

    ReplyDelete
  43. york is beautiful! as are the pictures :)

    http://only4feet9.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. great blog!:) amazing posts:)

    would you like to follow each other?via GFC and on Facebook too:) just let us know, we always follow back <3

    kisses,

    The Scarlet Diaries
    Find us on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  45. Oh really beautiful photographs.
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  46. I Think it is a good place to visit, Thanks to share with us!!

    Ciao doll!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it is. You must go one day. You're welcome doll, my pleasure x

      Delete
  47. So now, I will add this place to my wish list to visit someday ... Oh, Lady! It's so beautiful and has such a wonderful history in its streets ....

    ReplyDelete
  48. I had a brief visit to York many years ago. Loved it. But I never made it to the place of that last picture. Thanks for sharing that too--not as happy and sweet but still so good for us all to see. . .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you get to go back doll. Yes, that place was very humbling to me, even though it was sad, I really just loved it!! xx

      Delete
  49. The Shambles is my favourite! There are so many nooks andd crannies in England to love that are magnificent.And, I also think that whatever one believes in standing up for it says a lot about the person. Enjoy the week. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it's so nice :)) I agree. You enjoy your week too doll x

      Delete
  50. Kizzy, I would love to go there! I can't get over all the fabulous shops! It's just like Harry Potter. Where you would step into one and find all of these awesome treasures. I love little shops (boutiques). Thanks for sharing this! Awesome!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You would love it doll, it's so gorgeous & I didn't even show everything it has to offer. But, I plan on going back sometime for a week or so with the family to show some of my other favourite places around there. I hope you get to come some day doll xx

      Delete
  51. These pictures are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!!
    xx
    Lindsey

    ReplyDelete
  52. So beautiful! I really admire how you always transport us to new places. Your writing and images are so captivating. Brilliant! Xo,

    ReplyDelete
  53. These pictures are so beautiful!!!! I hope I can go one day ^^

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I hope you do visit one day xoxo

      Delete
  54. Usually my favorite part of different towns and cities is the "Old Town" - if they have one of those. I love those places! The Old Town is Stockholm is lovely! Would love to visit York some day too! It looks like a fairytale-town, where meeting goblins and other creatures of the Otherworld might be something that happens every day! :) <3 <3 <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I love the old bits more too, it's so grand!! I hope to see Stockholm one day, would be grand!! And you must see York too :)) <3 <3 <3

      Delete
  55. You always go to the coolest places! I had to move blogs-- my new home is www.hillcountryprincess.com!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you doll & I will come see your new blog for sure xo

      Delete
  56. Beautiful photos!:)

    I'm following you via GFC, hope you will do the same:)
    http://caths-life.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you doll! Of course, my pleasure to follow you back xo

      Delete
  57. Hello Kizzy! All I can say is Wow! Great post. This is why I love visiting here. I always learn something new and gaze upon the most magnificent places. You should be writing travel books doll!!! :) Or any book. Your descriptions are so vividly I feel as though I am right along side of you. :) I am going to read more about York via your links sweetie. Thank you for the lovely tour. :) xo

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello lovely!! Thank you. So kind to say. Haha..travel books would be fun really :)) I hope you enjoy learning about York doll, you must go sometime!! And of course visit Scotland too ;-) xo

      Delete
  58. I must visti this place!
    xo Fede | thecutielicious.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love pics and places. Look like magical.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Your pics are always breathtaking and so emotional, like your words <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Beautiful post Kizzy! I love these shots you take, they keep me inspired to make the trip!

    xo Mary Jo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you very much...yes, you must make the trip :)) xo

      Delete
  62. Truly amazing pictures!
    Thanks for sharing!

    http://adollwithoutstyle.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  63. Awesome pictures!!! Love them :)

    ReplyDelete
  64. Hi Kizzy

    What a fantastic city. I intend to travel to England again. My husband and I stayed there last april, but only in Dover and London.
    I love your blog, very interesting.
    Visit me.
    www.amigadamoda1.com

    AMIGA DA MODA by Kinha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much doll, welcome to my blog x So kind!! I hope you get to travel to York, I think you will really love it too :))) I will visit you with pleasure xx

      Delete
  65. You take such beautiful pictures. I would love to explore the places you photograph.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

    ReplyDelete
  66. Beautiful pictures !!! Just wow <3

    Bisous
    Stéphanie
    http://haveafashionbreak.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  67. Oh wow I love the way you've taken the pictures! They are all so amazing!

    Love Nilu Yuleena,
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth
    BIG hair LOUD mouth FACEBOOK page
    BLOGLOVIN

    ReplyDelete
  68. So excited to see your heartbeat love! When are you going to send it?

    Xox Jessica

    ReplyDelete
  69. Woww... your posts are always so uplifting and fabulous! Stunning photos!!! I was in York, and I really love it! It is so beautiful and such an adorable place, it's hard to know what to priorities during a short visit, it has so much to offer :)

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




    ReplyDelete
  70. Tks for the tour, it's such a a beautiful place

    Arianexo

    ReplyDelete
  71. Oh, I've been away and need my blog fix.... These photos are so dreamy. I have fallen in love with York and need to see it for myself. Thank you! ;P -Jess L

    ReplyDelete
  72. Really fun post!

    Hope you are having a great weekend so far. Thanks for stopping by my TFSF Follow Party. Your blog has always inspired me so i am happy to be following you on GFC too :)

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. Your posts are always visually so beautiful, Kizzy you have a real talent for capturing beauty :) keep it up! Hugs, Beata

    ReplyDelete
  74. York looks like a really gorgeous place with such charm and beauty. I love the way you put everything into words.

    ReplyDelete
  75. lovely pictures

    ezechimereuchenna.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Welcome to my dreams, my thoughts & creations, stay a while & forget the world! Leave me a tale, a vision or two!! Thank you for your words, they leave glitter & stardust on my heart...

Keep in Touch:

| Facebook | Twitter | Bloglovin | Tumblr |



P.S. Make sure you follow the blog to keep in touch & up to date, let me know if you do & I'll be happy to follow you back! xo

Professional Blog Designs by pipdig