Whatever the weather St Martin's Little Admiral on Coney Street is always at his post, and always on time.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Two art deco inspired vehicles at the National Railway Museum. For another angle on this blog, go here where you also find informative links on the Duchess of Hamilton and the Chrysler Airflow. The picture is rather dark; I don't know how to deal with this kind of lighting with the relatively simple equipment I use.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The rear of St Sampson's church on Patrick Pool at the beginning of the month, showing signs of failed snowball attempts to get the snow to slide. The church closed for worship in 1969 and is now an over-60s day centre.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wormald's Cut is the short stretch of water on the right where the banks of the Foss were excavated in the 1790s to facilitate commercial river transport. Flour milling became more important from the mid-1800s and in 1888 or thereabouts, Henry Leetham and Sons built a mill and silo here, significantly increasing the traffic on the Ouse and Foss. See here for more.
Monday, December 27, 2010
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The River Foss flows gently by a few pretty tame geese on Huntington Road, just before Monk Bar roundabout. The bridge carries the A1036 to Heworth Green, then on to the A64 to Malton, Whitby and Scarborough.
Friday, December 10, 2010
According to this site, Groves Chapel on Clarence Street, no longer in use as a place of worship, now houses NHS offices. The ground floor windows are boarded up and painted. Folk who know their architectural terms will enjoy this extract from the aforementioned site:
… pediment has oculus in tympanum, acroterion
Try York Stories here for more on York's former non-conformist chapels.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
This striking building is in Stonegate, the street that runs directly from St Helen's Square to York Minster via the very short Minster Gates. The picture needs to be enlarged to appreciate the detail in the woodwork and the glazing.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
A studio hidden away on the Groves. I like the pun, simple though it is and find the poster neat and effective. Lots going on here, especially for the younger age bracket. Now in its 10th year, the centre is on MySpace and hosts York's Access to Music programme.
For the benefit of non-native speakers:
jam (n.) = sticky fruit and sugar-based product to spread on bread, toast and scones
jam (v) = to play or practise music with other musicians
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Gillygate should have featured on this blog before now; this busy street runs just outside and roughly parallel to the north-western section of York city walls and houses several nice cafés and restaurants. This is The Cactus Trading Centre which sells what it says on the sign; you should be able to make out enough to give you the idea.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
So reassuringly British, these bay-windowed terraced houses on the Groves lie just to the north-east of York city centre, bordered by Lord Mayor's Walk, Clarence Street, Haxby and Huntington Roads and Monkgate. Being very close to York St John University, the Groves is a popular student let area. I think this is Neville Street.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The luxury Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa stands just inside the city walls a few minutes walk from York Station. Formerly the headquarters of North Eastern Railways, building commenced in 1902 during a recession, and was completed four years and five million bricks later.