Monday, 28 July 2014


A birds-eye view of ducklings plus their mother.

Sunday, 27 July 2014


This lovely weeping willow looks like she is trying to keep her skirts out of the River Foss.

Saturday, 26 July 2014


Between the trees and beyond the roofs is the steeple of St Mary's church. De-consecrated in 1958 parts of the building may date back to the 9th century. It has the tallest steeple in the city and was briefly the home of the Exchequer during the reign of Edward II when the government moved to York .

Friday, 25 July 2014

Three Cranes, Two Dogs

Looks like the collie at the Three Cranes has been joined by a young pup! See here for a previous shot taken in 2012.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Historical Sign

This sign in Lady Peckitt's Yard almost qualifies as an historical object in its own right. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Mystery Plays 2014

Here is Creation of the World to the Fifth Day in full swing, the backdrop is St Williams's College and York Minster

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Mystery Plays

It is Mystery Play season again, here the York Guild of Building is on the move to their next venue with their play Creation of the World to the Fifth Day. I stopped by to take some pictures and stayed to enjoy the play.

Monday, 21 July 2014


Passing by York Minster stonemasons yard today I noticed this newly carved handsome chap. Figures of this type are known as Grotesques, I think he is destined for the east end of the building which is undergoing a major refurbishment. 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Ceramic Sandwitch

After watching le Tour pass through York I managed to find a quiet space to eat lunch. The ceramic sandwich is courtesy of @york curiouser.

Friday, 18 July 2014

York Curiouser

Poem on a ginnel wall and ceramic sandwiches in the park have appeared around the city, curious? Check out

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Butcher's Return

Although there has been a butcher around the corner in Little Shambles as long as I can remember, this is the first shop selling meat on the Shambles itself for many years.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Butcher's Van

When The Shambles was the street of the Butchers or flesh sellers in the Middle Ages I dare say they had regular deliveries of meat, much as this van is doing today.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Boot Scraper

Spotted this boot scraper on a recent trip to Cambridge, wonder if it was made to celebrate the birth of twins?

Monday, 14 July 2014

Community carrots

This raised bed in front of the city walls on Bootham has been planted with carrots, free food for anyone prepared to waited a few weeks........

Sunday, 13 July 2014

No bins!

A real treat, a view of the entrance to King's Manor without the usual waste bins left at the gates.

Saturday, 12 July 2014


A tall thin picture of two tall gentlemen walking around the city this week.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Zebra Bike

Not every shop window featured a yellow bike, some were a bit different......

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Photo Opportunity

This was the view that the Gendamerie wanted to capture on their phones and take home with them.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


These two Gendarmes were riding round the course escorting the Tour when they suddenly pulled up to take photos with their phones. Come by tomorrow to see what caught their eye.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tour Float

Of all the Tour sponsor's floats this one caused the most amusement as it passed by.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Tour de York

After months of planning le Tour came through York today, this was the Parade lap through the city with all the Jersey's at the front.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Yellow Jersey

Something for you to look at whilst I am out hopefully getting some pics of the real thing!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Stars and Stripes

I meant to post this yesterday for obvious reasons! On a recent trip to Cambridge I came across a memorial to the the great uncle of George Washington. It can be found in St Mary the Less or Little St Mary's, a church attached to Peterhouse College where Godfrey Washington served as Vicar and Bursar to the College.
The stars stripes and eagle on the family crest are thought to be the inspiration for the US national flag and emblem.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Le Swan

The Tour de France will pass along along this road on Sunday. The local pub has has a new sign painted in celebration. In fact the whole street will stay closed most of the day and celebrate with a street party once the bikes have passed by.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

70th Anniversary

A replica Hawker Hurricane has been carefully placed on the roof of the Theatre Royal. It is there to honour the memory of the French airmen who flew missions from Elvington airfield near York in 1944/45. Over half the airmen lost their lives in bombing raids over France. 

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Yellow Wall

All the flower displays in the city have been planted with a yellow theme in mind this year. That bit of old wall behind the flowerbed is circa 300AD and was built during the reign of  Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Celebrating Summer... 2012

With a familiar face on those naan breads this Indian restaurant is celebrating summer 2012 when Bradley Wiggins won both Olympic gold and the Tour de France. Sadly Wiggo will not be featuring in the Tour on his home patch of Yorkshire..
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