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Merchant Adventurers' Guild Hall, York, UK. Open for public use as a fully functioning museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357.

Merchant Adventurers' Guild Hall, York, UK.  Open for public use as a fully functioning museum, wedding and hospitality venue and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357.

Historic marker, York, UK.

Historic marker, York, UK.

Church of All Saints Pavement, York, UK. Stands in the center of one of the earliest paved streets, hence its name. Present building dates from 14th century, with earlier buildings before this one.

Church of All Saints Pavement, York, UK. Stands in the center of one of the earliest paved streets, hence its name. Present building dates from 14th century, with earlier buildings before this one.

Jim in front of All Saints Pavement, York. We have a picture of his great-aunt standing in the same spot in 1909.

Jim in front of All Saints Pavement, York.  We have a picture of his great-aunt standing in the same spot in 1909.

The Shambles, an old street and area, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. Back in the day this was where the butcher shops were located.

The Shambles, an old street and area, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century.  Back in the day this was where the butcher shops were located.

The Shambles. The street was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086.

The Shambles.  The street was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086.

The Shambles. The pavements are raised either side of the cobbled street to form a channel where the butchers would wash away their offal and blood twice a week.

The Shambles.   The pavements are raised either side of the cobbled street to form a channel where the butchers would wash away their offal and blood twice a week.

"Fisheye" panorama of the south side of York Minster, York, UK. It is the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe.

"Fisheye" panorama of the south side of York Minster, York, UK.  It is the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe.

South Entrance to York Minster, York, UK. The first recorded church on the site was a wooden structure built in 627 to provide a place to baptise Edwin, King of Northumbria.

South Entrance to York Minster, York, UK.  The first recorded church on the site was a wooden structure built in 627 to provide a place to baptise Edwin, King of Northumbria.

South Tower at the West Entrance to York Minster, York, UK.

South Tower at the West Entrance to York Minster, York, UK.

West entrance to York Minster, York, UK.

West entrance to York Minster, York, UK.

West entrance interior view of York Minster, York, UK.

West entrance interior view of York Minster, York, UK.

Semaphore Saints made in 2004 by Terry Hammill. They spell out "Christ is here". Located in the West end of York Minster, York, UK.

Semaphore Saints made in 2004 by Terry Hammill.  They spell out "Christ is here".  Located in the West end of York Minster, York, UK.

Bootham Bar is on the site of one of the four main entrances to the Roman fortress. As seen from the "inside" on High Petergate Street, York, UK.

Bootham Bar is on the site of one of the four main entrances to the Roman fortress. As seen from the "inside" on High Petergate Street, York, UK.

Bootham Bar is on the site of one of the four main entrances to the Roman fortress. As seen from the "outside" looking toward High Petergate Street, York, UK.

Bootham Bar is on the site of one of the four main entrances to the Roman fortress. As seen from the "outside" looking toward High Petergate Street, York, UK.

Historic marker York, UK.

Historic marker York, UK.

Historic marker York, UK.

Historic marker York, UK.

Section of boundary wall of St. Mary's Abbey. The Abbey was begun by William the Conqueror to reinforce his hold on the north after 1066 & ended by Henry the VIII by his reformation of the church.

Section of boundary wall of St. Mary's Abbey.  The Abbey was begun by William the Conqueror to reinforce his hold on the north after 1066 & ended by Henry the VIII by his reformation of the church.

Gorgeous containers of flowers. We saw these all over the UK!

Gorgeous containers of flowers.  We saw these all over the UK!

Historic marker at Heddon-on-the-Wall a village located on Hadrian's Wall. The Wall was built around AD 122, and formed the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire.

Historic marker at Heddon-on-the-Wall a village located on Hadrian's Wall.  The Wall was built around AD 122, and formed the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire.