Chapter House Street, York by fishers

Chapter House Street, York

York has a number of hidden corners where there is a sudden magnificent view of part of York Minster, and this is one of them, with some of the chapter house and the central tower visible.

The street itself may now be a quiet cobbled backwater, but it was once another of the major Roman roads in the city, the Via Decumana, which lead north-east from the headquarters building to the north-east gate of the Roman city. The site of the headquarters building was below the Minster, and some remains of it can be seen in the Minster undercroft.

The Roman city gate to which this road led can no longer be seen, with a later medieval wall built across it, but beyond that the route of the Roman road can be traced along a series of paths and alleys for almost a mile.

Ian
This is lovely. Little lanes around grand buildings are fascinating. This is definitely on my to do list!
May 31st, 2020  
Wonderful architectural details
May 31st, 2020  
nice
May 31st, 2020  
Super capture
May 31st, 2020  
What a beautifully crafted shot. Love how the wall appears to curve away towards the minster
May 31st, 2020  
amazing
May 31st, 2020  
Impressive POV up the walled street. Fav!
May 31st, 2020  
Aren’t we incredibly lucky to live here? A super shot from this ’hidden’ street.
May 31st, 2020  
Great shot of the nice alley and beautiful church. Fav.
May 31st, 2020  
Love it. fav.
June 1st, 2020  
Lovely glimpse of this impressive building. I love how the walls lead you to it.
June 1st, 2020  
Great pov
June 1st, 2020  
Nice leading line towards the Minster
June 1st, 2020  
I love this alleyway, it's one of my favourite views of the Minster. You have it perfectly here, a beautiful shot. Thank you for giving me a smile today.
June 1st, 2020  
And I assume that is the reknowned York Minster which I have wanted to visit but never did each time I travelled to the UK. Beautiful alley and pov. Looks so insignificant with the towering minister behind it.
June 1st, 2020  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated!

York is a fascinating place to explore, with it's maze of busy tourist streets, quiet hidden corners and impressive views. Should any of you make a trip here and want a tour to some of the hidden gems, do let us know.

Ian
June 1st, 2020  
Good POV.
June 1st, 2020  
@gamelee

Thank you Lee. I love this quiet peaceful place at the heart of the city.

Ian
June 2nd, 2020  
I like it. The window behind the tree is so tall..
June 8th, 2020  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna - one of the windows in there is larger than a tennis court!

Ian
June 13th, 2020  
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