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    York (pronunciation is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, England, at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss. The city is noted for its rich history, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is nearly 2,000 years old.

    The city was founded as Eboracum in AD 71 by the Romans and was made one of the two capitals of all Roman Britain.[1] During this period influential historical figures, such as Constantine the Great, became associated with the city. The entire Roman Empire was governed from York for two years by Septimus Severus.

    After the Angles moved in, the city was renamed Eoferwic, and served as the capital of the Kingdom of Northumbria. The Vikings captured the city in 866, renaming it Jórvík, the capital of a wider kingdom of the same name covering much of Northern England. Around the year 1000, the city became known as York.

    Richard II wished to make York the capital of England, but before he could effect this he was deposed. After the Wars of the Roses, York housed the Council of the North and was regarded as the capital of the North. It was only during the 1660s that the political importance of the city began to decline. Nevertheless, York was the county town of Yorkshire, to which it lent its name. The Province of York is one of the two English ecclesiastical provinces, alongside that of Canterbury.

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    1. Brian Preen 71 months ago | reply

      A wonderful composition and commentary. I am still having difficulty with HDR. The colours and detail seem excessive. Just a personal opinion.

    2. Hamitey 71 months ago | reply

      outstanding shot !!!
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    3. QuimG 71 months ago | reply

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    4. Toni Duarte 71 months ago | reply

      Una edición magnifica,el agua es muy atractiva.

    5. -Bandw- 71 months ago | reply

      Really wonderful photo, congratulations

    6. dee.mall 71 months ago | reply

      Seen in GOLD STAR AWARD
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    7. micspics444 71 months ago | reply

      Well done!
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    8. BossBob50 - kinda' inactive 71 months ago | reply

      Great Shot Seen In:
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      superb color process - ex colors, contrast, drama, use of wide angle. impressive

    9. Steel Steve 71 months ago | reply

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    10. PMJ104 71 months ago | reply

      Brilliant photo! Nice One.
      I went to the University of York.
      So, your picture's bringing back a few memories.

    11. XYZXY [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The United Kingdom, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Leon&friends [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

      bellissima !!!!!!!

    13. Johannes Wachter 34 months ago | reply

      I cannot share the enthusiasm at all.
      Frankly, I find this kind of overdone HDR effect horrid. Nothing to do much with photography anymore. Take away the silly colours and exaggerated contrasts and what remains is a pretty bland picture. Sorry.

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