York City Walls

Audrey Clarke

Doncaster, United Kingdom

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Taken in York , Yorkshire, England using Canon SX30 IS

For my husband Ray, who I share so many happy hours taking photographs with, thanks for always being there

Featured in “The world as we see it or as we missed it” February 2011

Over 2 miles in length and with a history stretching back nearly 2000 years, the walls of York are amongst the finest preserved historic monuments anywhere in the world. Of the 108 walled towns and cities that once existed in England, less than a third retain as much as a single gateway. York is totally unique in Britain offering as it does examples of Roman, Dark Age, Viking, Medieval and later defences, and on such a massive scale

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