Saturday, January 30, 2010

Not Simply Red

St Helen's Square, named after the church just behind the pianist, is a popular spot for street musicians or buskers. Busking is encouraged in York, but you have to apply for permission and abide by certain rules.
In the background is Betty's of Harrogate, tea rooms so famous that people queue in the cold waiting for a place!


  1. the picture is great, beautiful place colored with this red piano. it must have been very pleasant to be there and hear the musician.

  2. Yes, although some of the musicians are not very good. This anonymous pianist, however, is more than OK.

  3. Now that's fascinating — I didn't know about having to get a permit for busking. And how does he transport the piano?

    Lining up in the cold for a hot cup of tea sounds a little silly. Their tea must be really good!

    I hope you don't mind all my questions. I can't help it. Everything can be so (wonderfully!) different from my experiences that I just want to know more!

  4. Looks like a nice place to be,-outside with the piano-music, and inside with scones and afternoon tea or coffee....