Global Images Contest 2006-2007
Lauren Kelly '07
This is a picture of the city of York (England), where I spent a lot of time during my year abroad. After living there for 10 months, I came to appreciate the city and England itself as a constantly evolving culture. There are deep historical roots with castles, ports, and literary landmarks. But there are also technological improvements and cultural adaptations. I was astounded by the ability of the English to meld the two together so seamlessly and to make it possible to walk a medieval castle wall in order to get to the train station or the pharmacy. This picture illustrates this, by displaying the modern additions of the city in the foreground and framing them with the city's rich historical past. I took this picture from the city wall, looking in at York Minster (the cathedral in the background).