Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kilroy was not here, and neither was Braveheart!

One of the delights of York is viewing the city from the well-preserved walls. This section is at about 2 o'clock on the city plan, and we are in Jewbury, on the inner ring-road, looking west, with the River Foss just behind us. The word formidable doesn't spring to mind when you look at these defences, but it seems that they were nevertheless effective. William Wallace, Mel Gibson's Braveheart, did ravage the north of England, but came nowhere near York. For other historical inaccuracies in the film see here, but don't let them stop you enjoying the re-runs.


  1. Nice image here with the winding road in snow.

  2. Thank you! This was my first digital photo of York; I'm looking forward to taking some of the embankments in Spring when they are covered in daffodils.