Of course, I took many pictures - many more than the ones I am showing you here - because there was just such a lot to see, so many glimpses of the interesting, the beautiful or the quirky, and sometimes all three combined.
Arriving in York at the central bus station, we walked towards the centre across this bridge flanked by small toll houses (at least that is what I think their original purpose was).
Many impressive buildings, and a first glimpse of York Minster.
We were surprised to find that they wanted 10 Pounds from each of us to enter the Minster! The last time I was here (in 2003 or so), admission was free. This time, we stood for a few minutes just inside the entrance and looked at what we could see from behind the cordoned-off area, and then left. Ripon Cathedral is - to my eyes - just as beautiful, and although they will always be happy (and are in constant need of) your donation for the upkeep of the old building, there is just a sign near the door, asking you in a very friendly and polite manner for a small donation.
Apparently, this is where Guy Fawkes was born. Has anyone else seen "Vendetta"? I just had to take a picture of the sign. Into the Shambles next, the bit that - right after the Minster - York is most famous for. Not even I managed to take pictures without people this time!
Welcome to Diagon Alley! (That is, of course, not its real name, but it reminded me a lot of some of the scenes in the Harry Potter books and movies.)