Tuesday, November 15, 2011

York

We caught the train to York for the day. After the beautiful weather in London, the wind tore through us and was very bitter. While John visited the National Rail Museum, I went to the York Quilt Museum.
I enjoyed the city with all it's old buildings and the Cathedral. Certainly a shoppers paradise with old cobbled streets. "The Shambles", a rickety little lane was used to film Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. Found a lovely little tea room in the ally, wonderful vegetable soup for lunch, just what we needed to warm up.
The York Quilt museum is small, beautifully set up showing antique quilts at the moment. There was also an exhibition of Art Quilts by the British Quilt Guild. Unfortunately no photos were allowed.
It was a big contrast of bright, bold picture quilts to the antique ones.
At Kings Cross station, a permanent fixture of Platform 9 3/4 has been set up from the Harry Potter movie. I thought someone had left a trolley in there, but it is fixed into the wall.

1 comment:

  1. I love York. I thought "The Shambles" was so "twee". and as for Platform 9 3/4 - perfect!!!
    am enjoying reading about your travels

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