|View of the Minster in the morning sun|
After the last couple of days we decided to stay around town today.
After a full English breakfast with Fullers London Pride at the Old White Swan we went to the Minster. We spent some time and did a tour. The Chapter House was very impressive but the whole building is looking well and the tour guide was enthusiastic about the work that is being done.
|Ceiling of the east transept|
|The centre of the ceiling of the Chapter House|
|This stone carving was above the Dean's seat in the Chapter House. One way the workmen could poke fun at their masters.|
The Treasurers House is a National Trust property close by. It was bequeathed to the nation in the 1930s as a going concern. There is an impressive Grand Hall and the house was worth a visit - our Canadian memberships gave us free admission.
There was a short pause at the Hole in the Wall where I sampled a very passable bitter from Mansfield.
|This beautifully restored and painted stone carving was at Petergate, part of the University of York|
We walked through the museum gardens and sat for a while on the river bank.There were a lot of noisy ducks washing in the river then they all came out and hunkered down along the footpath. A couple of fishermen had a number of bites and one landed a fish almost two feet long.
Walking back to the apartment I bought some Stinking Bishop cheese. This is reputed to be the smelliest cheese in Yorkshire. It wasn't very stinky, not compared to an Epoisse or a ripe Roquefort, but it had a good flavour and a very smooth creamy texture under the brown, crusty rind.