Saturday, 18 August 2012

Little Owl

A closer look at the window of the house on Ogleforth featured yesterday shows an owl (instead of the usual York cat!) on the windowsill. I suspect this is here because one suggested origin for the street name is that it derives from the Scandinavian for 'The Ford Hunted by an Owl'. An alternative suggestion is that it was formerly Ugel's Ford, although who Ugel was remains a mystery.


  1. Fans of Men Behaving Badly may recall that Portugal is famous not only for its port, but also its ugals :-)

  2. Love this kind of whimsical detail!

  3. One finds ceramic owls (not nearly this charming) set atop roofs around Pasadena, supposedly to scare off birds.


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