From there we went to the Treasurer's house.Frank Green owned this house from 1897 and created 13 different rooms from four centuries of history.He gave the house to the National Trust in 1930.He cared about it so much that he threatened to return and haunt it if any of the furniture was moved. This what we really went to York for.To see David Hockney's Bigger Trees Near Warter.It is huge-the size of a side of a house.it is the biggest painting hockney has ever produced.Measuring 12 x 4 metres it is made up of 50 different canvases which show a scene near the east Yorkshire villafe of Warter.he painted each canvas,photographed it and put it on a grid on the computer.it really is amazing and so audacious to attempt such a progress.We could see faults but overall it is very impressive and well worth a visit.
This is only a postcard.photos were not allowed.
This is where we stayed.Lady Anne Middleton's Hotel.It is a collection of six listed buildings including Skeldergate House which a hospital in the 17th C.It was originally built as a refuge for 20 widows of the Freemen of York.There is also an old organ factory,Cromwell Hous
e,Chaplin House,two Joseph terry cottage and 56,Skeldergate which is an old town house built in the18thC.There is accomodation in all those buildings and it just yards south of the river right in the centre.We just parked the car and walked everywhere. On the way to York we decided to visit Fountains Abbey.We had never been before and were duly impressed.It is magnificent and we were so glad we visited.
We just had two nights in York.We are home until Sunday when we are off to Cambridge to look after our 11 yr old granddaughter who finishes school a week before her brothers.