Friday, January 8, 2010

Where streets are gates and gates are bars

This is Walmgate Bar (12th -14th century) leading out onto the Hull Road. It is the only bar with its barbican, or fortified outer gateway, still standing.  The words gate and bar have retained their Norse meanings, as indicated in the title. If you really can't wait to see the other fortified entrances to the city, go here. There has been a lot more snow since this picture was taken a couple of days ago.

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