Thursday Doors in York

I have just returned from a spot of leave in England. I spent a weekend in York with my daughters. Here are some doors from the historic city. These two wonderful doors are at the King’s Manor. This was built between 1483 – 1502 as the Abbot’s house. Henry VIII dissolved the abbey in 1539 and the building became the base for the Council of the North. It was renovated when King Henry visited with Queen Catherine in 1541.

The door on the right is the western entrance to York Minster, with the priest chatting to a tourist following a service on Palm Sunday. Opposite the Minster the double door of St Michael le Belfrey.

Lots of other beautiful doors to see in York. Some are a bit wonky, others have impressive brass knockers.

And now for something completely different.

Here are some train doors from the National Railway Museum in York. The blue and white door is from the shinkansen (Japanese Bullet Train). I am captured in the reflection of the Second Class carriage door.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.


    1. Never mind, always leave something behind for you to enjoy anew when you revisit a place. The blue door is seriously slanted. I shudder to think of the work involved just to keep using the door.

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