Weekly Photo Challenge: Something Broken

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Sunday Stills: 100+

A bit of an unusual one here for this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge: 100+ York-gospels

I love old books and manuscripts, and this is a photopgraph I took last summer of pages (folios) from the original illuminated manuscript of the York Gospels, currently on display in the undercroft of York Minster in the City of York, England – this is an Anglo-Saxon Gospel book, made in Canterbury almost 1000 years ago. The book first came to York around 1020AD, and is still used in religious ceremonies in York Minster today – so very definitely over 100 years old! 🙂



Cees Which Way Challenge: 2014 – 15

I’ve got a historical Which Way for this week – York city walls, the most complete medieval town walls remaining in the UK. The original Roman walls were built over by the Vikings, who created the earthwork bank when they invaded in the 9th Century, with the current stone-built walls on top of the earth ramparts being added during the 13th and 14th Centuries 🙂

Looking towards York Minster cathedral from inside the old town walls…york-city-walls

Micklegate bar, one of four main defended entrances into the old town…micklegate-york


One Word Photo Challenge: Emerald

This week’s One Word Photo Challenge is Emerald… I’m finding myself looking at things and saying – nope, that’s forest green, or british racing green, but not emerald green… who knew there could be so many different shades of each main colour?

But I suppose I can always claim artistic license due to the difference in colour from what the eye sees, to what the camera produces, to how the finished image looks on-screen…

So with that disclaimer, here is my contribution – a beautifully restored emerald green steam locomotive, taken at the National Rail Museum in York 🙂

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