Another fabulous Autumn Day this sunny Sunday. York is so busy today; we have the Yorkshire Marathon, Wire Ghosts in the City, York unlocked & York Textile Artists at the Cemetry with the theme of ‘Spiral’ which I visited today.
“The first “open buildings” weekend – La Journée Portes Ouvertes – was held in France by the Ministry of Culture in 1984. The following year the French Minister of Culture proposed that the project be internationalised under the Council of Europe. The Netherlands held their first Open Monumentendag in 1987. Sweden and the Republic of Ireland joined in 1989, and Belgium in 1990. London Open House started in 1991 and there are now 60 Open House cities around the world that attract visitors from far & wide. In 2022, York joins the Open Door and Open House cities in showcasing our urban landscape, buildings old and new and also open spaces.