Gatehouse, Bishopthorpe Palace, York - March 2006 by fishers

Gatehouse, Bishopthorpe Palace, York - March 2006

Another glimpse into the archive, and a shot taken in Bishopthorpe village, just south of York in March 2006, at the dawn of my digital photography adventure.

This is a shot of the rather attractive gatehouse to the palace of the Archbishop of York. The palace was built on the site of an earlier manor house and was first occupied by the Archbishop in 1241.

The palace grew in size over the centuries, with this gatehouse added in the 1760s. The clock on the gatehouse was manufactured by W Potts & Sons Ltd in 1913, and a major restoration of it was undertaken in 2013. (So I need a new photo of its renovated condition - it does look rather battered in this shot!).

Once again there is a small amount of snow on the shot. I'm not sure if snow was particularly common in 2006, or if I was looking for photo opportunities with snow, since digital made such a good job of recording it.

Ian
lovely
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful place
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful capture and history!
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful place, well captured.
January 9th, 2021  
Wonderful pov to see the gorgeous blue sky backdrop and snowy grounds
January 9th, 2021  
love colours, light and sharp
January 9th, 2021  
Magnificent pov and lighting
fav
January 9th, 2021  
Beautiful with the blue sky and a bit of snow. fav.
January 9th, 2021  
Very nice shot
January 9th, 2021  
A beautiful gatehouse, looking lovely in the snow and with that nice blue sky, fav.
January 9th, 2021  
Great shot of this beautiful gate house. Fav.
January 9th, 2021  
That is a very attractive gatehouse
January 10th, 2021  
What a beautiful gatehouse, so appealing
January 10th, 2021  
Splendid gatehouse with lovely architecture. I like the glimpse you give us of the palace. A place worth a visit for sure.
January 10th, 2021  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

I always feel drawn into the entrance arch here, knowing the interesting buildings beyond. I have been on a tour of parts of the buildings, but I don't have any photos. There are sometimes events at the palace where it is open to the public - something on my to do list for after Covid-19.

Ian
January 10th, 2021  
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