Monday, 31 March 2014

St Martins Church Appeal

On the right is a partially completed 31 piece jigsaw puzzle of the church. Every time a further £1000 is raised for the church funds another piece of the jigsaw is completed.

Friday, 28 March 2014


Silicone or wood spatula, which do you prefer?

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Leetham's Mill

The building is all that is left of Leetham's Mill which was once the largest flour mill in Europe. Built in 1861 it was sited on Wormalds Cut to allow delivery by boat of the grain needed in the mill. Now known as Rowntree Wharf it houses offices and flats and would be my site of choice for a city centre apartment.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

In with the New

This is the new building from yesterdays post. It is intended to blend in with the existing buildings but be suitable for use as a modern business HQ.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

On Reflection

Always interesting to see old buildings reflected in the new. The old building in this case is Guildhall.

Monday, 24 March 2014


A view up the River Foss yesterday. Shortly after I took this we had hailstones!

Sunday, 23 March 2014


Always handy to know the distance to the next closest planet or two. This is from Jupiter rather than Earth of course......

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Cycle to Stay Young

The significant elements of the Solar system are spaced out in scale model along a 6.4 mile track just outside the city. See here for an explanation of how cycling along this track can actually make you younger!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Old and New

Old and new buildings beside the River Ouse.

Thursday, 20 March 2014


Another restored Pinfold. This one includes the information that the surname Pinder indicates someone who was once the owner of a Pinfold.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Tiles and Textures

Terracotta can be used to make many things from plant pots to warriors. Often it is used to make roof tiles, always surprises me how many shades of terracotta you can find if you look closely.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Back View

The backs of buildings tend to be the working face where the air conditioning units and kitchen vents are situated. This the back view of Coney Street.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Exhibition Square

Kings Manor is the backdrop to Exhibition Square, William Etty is keeping an eye on the fountains.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Library changes

Big changes are under way in the local library services. The libraries and archives will transfer from local government services to become an Industrial and Provident Society. Read more about this rather radical approach here

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Stone Roses

A Manchester rock band formed in the 1980s still has a pub named after them in York. This sign recalls the cover of their debut album called 'The Stone Roses' which was declared Greatest British Album of all Time by New Musical Express Writers in 2006.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Queen Margaret's Arch

The view through Queen Margaret's arch up Gillygate. The arch is named after Margaret Tudor, daughter of Henry IV, who married James IV of Scotland.

Thursday, 13 March 2014


How are broadband speeds in your part of the world? I have to say that I don't notice any difference between fibre broadband and my previous service. But then I can remember dial up, now that WAS slow!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

I is for Italian Gardens

The Italian Gardens on the Esplanade in Scarborough were designed by Harry W Smith and are 102 years old. They look lovely at any time time year, although sadly the pavilion at the top is out of use at the moment.
See more I Inspiraton here.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sunshine and Shadows

The last couple of days the bright sunshine and blue skies have been most welcome after all the rain.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Still Springing

Another nice day and a few more flowers out. Spring officially starts in 11 days time and we have hardly had more than a few frosty night this winter.

Sunday, 9 March 2014


This is the life sized statue of Mary in All Saints Church North Street. It was rather controversially re-sited up on this plinth when the church was refurbished following a fire in 1997. Part of a mediaeval pillar was removed to place the plinth which resulted in a Consistory Court hearing.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Bike Basket

Bikes and Bins outside the Belfry, wonder what is in the Basket?

Friday, 7 March 2014

Green Lane

I always think there is something very appealing about a 'green' lane. Maybe it is because they have often been thoroughfares for hundreds of years, maybe it is just wanting to find out what is around the corner.....

Thursday, 6 March 2014


I hopped off my bike to take this shot a few months back, a typical York street scene.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

H is for Hyacinths

More spring bulbs, the scent of these hyacinths caught my attention from the other side of the wall before I saw them. They are looking pretty good too.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Spring Bulbs

Daffodils, Snowdrops and Crocus all out at the same time, and in the same shot. Maybe spring is not so far away.......

Monday, 3 March 2014

Rood Screen

The Rood Screen in All Saints Church North Street dates from the 1920s, and shows St John and St Mary on either side of the cross.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

John Snow

Revrunners comment on my 24th Feb post  reminded me that John Snow, who carried out his ground breaking studies on cholera in London, was born in York. This plaque can be seen just a few feet from the River Ouse where John lived as a boy. Regular flooding of his home by the river probably helped concentrate his thoughts on what might be carried in the dirty water.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Minster Piazza

Know what surprised me when I reviewed this picture? Just how many people are wandering along the street chatting and looking where they are going! Sometimes when I walk along here I have to dodge around people just standing and staring up at York Minster. When I cycle along here............. well sometimes it is just easier to get off and walk!
See more people on streets around the world here
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