Following a visit to York Minster, to tour the “Hidden Places”, along with 9 other members of the Barwick in Elmet Historical Society, I spent a good couple of hours climbing, descending, squeezing, through small apertures along very narrow corridors and up ever decreasing spiral stairways in the innards of York Minster, viewing at close hand the stunning masonry, much of it dating to the 1200′s. Despite the usual British, dull and rainy weather, it was a great trip, well worth the fee of £100.00 for the group, maximum of 10 people. Our guides were helpful and informative, in all a good event. I put a few key images on my Flickr account, click on the photo of the Gargoyle above to view them. One particularly interesting piece was the modern Carillon, bell playing apparatus, a modern British Engineered, masterpiece, there are some pictures of the cables and bells on Flickr. I rather like this one, something about the curves, which appeal.