Sunday, 31 March 2013
Saturday, 30 March 2013
The York Wheel was scheduled for removal in February but will now remain in place until September. A controversial decision for those who are opposed to the temporary structure, a pleasant surprise for those of us who have not yet ventured up there with their camera!
Friday, 29 March 2013
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
This is the lovely ornate doorway of The Kings Manor, York's residence of choice for visiting monarchs. Henry VIII, Charles I and James I have all stayed here. In 1562 a room was specially commissioned for a reconciliation meeting between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scotland, however events overtook them and that meeting never took place.
Taking part in ABC Wednesday
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Monday, 25 March 2013
This weather vane in the city centre today was indicating more cold NE winds suggesting the unseasonably cold weather will continue into next week. At least the sun shone today and kept the temperature above freezing. Around here a very cold wind is known as a lazy wind, too lazy to blow around you it just blows straight through!
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
In the north choir aisle of the Minster is a collection of panesl worked by the Broderers guild. Displaying needlework skills of the highest order the panels depict birds and animals found in carvings and stained glass windows around the Minster. Some have obvious religious significance such as this one, others depict more ordinary creatures such as butterflies and tigers. Well worth seeking out if you visit.
Friday, 22 March 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Monday, 18 March 2013
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Friday, 15 March 2013
You will be used to seeing the odd cat climbing around a York building by now. This is a variation on the theme as both the Cat & the Pigeon on this city centre roof are models. Not sure why the netting is there as these two are not going anywhere!
Taking part in Skywatch Friday
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
These young cattle were out on Hob Moor for the first time last weekend. They were very skittish and clearly a bit overwhelmed at their new found freedom. I would have shown you a shot of their faces but I was too busy waving my arms and shouting 'Gedon with ya' as they came charging down the path towards me. Luckily that sent them galloping in the opposite direction.
Monday, 11 March 2013
One of the sought after addresses in the city is Tadcaster Road. This is a typical example of the type of property found here. A Grade II listed building from the Mid 19th century, built from yellow brick with limestone corner dressings. Once a house, I am not sure if it is still used as such or has become offices as many of the larger premises along here have.
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Yesterdays post reminded me of this gravestone of the Rougier family. Joseph Rougier made drinking horns, combs and lanterns from his works near the street that still bears his name. Combs were made from ivory, tortoiseshell and horn, even books were sometimes bound in horn.
A wealthy family I would imagine. They had their share of sad times too though and lost a daughter at the age of 1 year old in 1814.
Saturday, 9 March 2013
Friday, 8 March 2013
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Hob Moor is an area of open grazing that forms part of Micklegate Stray, it is also a local nature reserve. These two stones can be found on Little Hob Moor, the taller stone is The Hob Stone, the smaller stone is a Plague Stone.
The Hob Stone is an effigy carved around 1315 of a knight of the Roos family. It was placed on the Moor in 1717 and the inscription on the back read:
This Image Long Hob's Name has Bore
Who was a knight in time of Yore
and gave this Common to ye Poor
Bubonic Plague victims were housed on the moor in 1604. They payed for food brought to them by leaving coins in vinegar in the hollow centre of the small stone in the grass. The vinegar was thought to make the money safe to handle by those who were plague free.
Taking part in ABC Wednesday
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
A new exhibition has opened at the Yorkshire Museum. One of the stars of the show is the Escrick ring featured on the poster. This mediaeval gold ring is set with a sapphire surrounded by red glass, and is proving something of a puzzle for the experts. See here for the background story of where it was found and by whom.
Monday, 4 March 2013
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Friday, 1 March 2013
You have a choice, padded chairs if you are in here to linger over a skinny latte whilst you catch up with your mates. Upright chairs if you need to pull up close to the table to get down to some serious eating.
Taking part in City Daily Photo Theme Day