The Abbey of St Mary in York was once the richest abbey in the north of England, originally founded in 1088 by the Benedictine order. It was disestablished in 1539 and today lies in ruin in what is now the Yorkshire Museum Gardens. I hadn’t intended to see this and to be completely honest didn’t know about it until I stumbled across it. I had just finished capturing York Minster (which is what I had come to the city for) and decided to take the slightly longer route back to the car via the Yorkshire Museum and the Railway Station. I was rewarded with the above photograph.