New Selection of Wallpapers and a desktop Theme for 2012
A Personal Tour of Yorkshire have selected a few of the many photographs on this site for you to use as Wallpaper on your PC. The images have been selected from my collection for their quality and variety, to provide you with backgrounds that will welcome you to your computer every time that you turn it on.
Simply click on the image that you prefer and you will be taken to a screen containing two full size images, the first at a resolution of 1024 x 768 and another at a resolution of 800 x 600. Wait until the images have fully loaded then right-click on the image at the preferred resolution and select "set as Background". Alternatively selected images can be downloaded onto your hard disc for you to choose varying wallpapers as required.
If you are not sure of your screen resolution, right click on your desktop, select properties from the drop down menu and click on the Display Properties / Settings tab, where you will see your screen resolution setting displayed. If your screen resolution is set higher than those provided then just select stretch in the Display Properties / Desktop tab.
For those of you with the Windows 7 operating system, I have included a Desktop Theme which incorporates these pictures as a slideshow and can be downloaded below.
More information relating to the locations displayed in the Wallpaper images below can be found on other pages in this website.
|Beningbrough Hall with fine interiors and a walled garden. This imposing Georgian mansion was built in 1716 and contains one of the most impressive baroque interiors in England. Exceptional wood carving, an unusual central corridor running the full length of the house and over 100 portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery can be seen. There is also a fully equipped Victorian laundry, delightful walled garden and interesting sculptures in wood.|
|Brimham Rocks, a great day out at nature's playground. Discover an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations, which makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the labyrinth of paths through this unique landscape. Keep an eye out for some fantastically shaped rocks, such as: the Dancing Bear, The Eagle and The Gorilla.|
|Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is a beautifully maintained RHS garden open all year round and enjoyed annually by a quarter of a million people.In May Harlow Carr hosts the Tulip Festival, featuring more than 25,000 examples of bold and vibrant colours, large and miniature.|
|All Saints, Helmsley. A Christian church has existed in Helmsley since AD 200, according to the 19th century wall-paintings in the north aisle. Certainly there was one on this site by the time of the Norman Conquest. The present building's splendid chancel arch, one of the largest in Yorkshire, dates from the 12th century (as does its counterpart over the entrance). Otherwise the handsome present day building is largely the result of major restoration in Victorian times.|
|Set in beautiful gardens in the centre of historic York, the Merchant Adventurers' Hall is open for public use as a fully functioning museum and meeting place some 650 years after construction began in 1357. There are three main rooms in the Hall: the Great Hall where the Medieval merchants first gathered to conduct business and to socialise. The Undercroft which was used as an alms house to help the sick and the poor and the Chapel offering spiritual care.|
|Climb onto the city walls and follow the wall around York minster's grounds. The views here are lovely. The wall follows the roman fortification at first. After passing Goodramgate and the Richard the Third museum, the walls end and you'll have to walk alongside the busy road next to the river Foss. After going back onto the walls you'll pass the impressive gate of Walmgate, before decending back to street level.|
|Arguably one of the prettiest villages in North Yorkshire, Thornton-le-Dale is a popular stopping-off point, particularly in its role as a gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors national park. The village's history dates back to at least the neolithic period, and it is known that the Romans were in the area sometime between 50BC and AD50.|
|The name Treasurers House relates to the building that first stood on this site which was built for the medieval Treasurers of York Minster. The first Treasurer was appointed in 1091 AD. The Treasurer controlled the finances of the Minster but also entertained important guests, which is why he was provided with a grand residence. All that remains of the original Treasurers House is an external wall from the 12th century.|
|Low Petergate follows the route of the main Roman road through York and is still one of the citys busiest streets. York Minster rises above the ancient street of Petergate The Romans called it the via principalis; the principal road through the fortress of Eboracum. It ran from the porta dextra the right-hand gate, on the site of Bootham Bar to the porta sinistra the left-hand gate, where Kings Square now lies. Today, Low Petergate runs from Minster Yard by St Michael-le-Belfry church to Kings Square and is one of the citys best shopping streets and one of the busiest.|
|On the left you will find a shortcut to download a
Windows 7 Theme for Yorkshire, which incorporates a slideshow of the
Just double click on the downloaded file to install and set to stretch mode.
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