Monday, May 30, 2011

University of St John, York

This is the older part of the new university, formerly "only" a college, showing some of its famous chimneys. The building is on Lord Mayor's Walk, parallel to the north-eastern-ish section of the city walls.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The British Isles from Gillygate

If you are confused about the difference between the UK, GB and the British Isles, it's Woodlands Junior School, Kent to the rescue. Their clear, well-illustrated site covers the historical and geographical ins, outs, ups and downs of this corner of the world. Enlarge the poster for the detail.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mirror, mirror

Window and mirror reflections in Gillygate Framing. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

York Minster triptych

The central tower, courtyard lamp and chapter house of this magnificent building photographed from just by the Treasurer's House garden wall, for which see tomorrow's post.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Best seat, City Screen café (lost post)

I'm always happy if I get this spot; I occasionally finish off a week's language training here, most recently with a client from Annecy, France. This is the River Ouse and Lendal Bridge reflected in the full-length double-glazed windows of the City Screen café. I must try to stitch a double-length shot of the real and the reflected scene one day.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cubes, curves and cathedral

Minster and monster? This shows part of the modern extension to the University of York St John with the cathedral twin towers in the centre. I really enjoy the new architecture every time I pass. There are so many pleasing features, not least the type of brick. The cuboids above and contours below form a bold but satisfying contrast, as does the wave of brick flowing away from a line of 19th century terraced houses. The link takes you to the Lord Mayor's Walk side of the development.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Woodsmill Quay, York 2

This is the quieter, non-tourist side of the River Ouse, where former warehouses are now luxury flats. These buildings are between Lendal and Skeldergate bridges, opposite the famous and frequently flooded King's Arms pub. I like the fact that the gantry has been retained.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Esplanade moorings

This kind of scene sometimes has me looking up the price of boats. We are now on the Esplanade, just beyond the arch shown a few days ago, looking downstream towards Lendal bridge and York town centre. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

All Saints too 2

For a wintry view of approximately the same scene, go here. This is what you see across the River Ouse from the City Screen café terrace.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

St Mary's abbey ruins

For a quiet read or a lounge on the lawn, this spot by the ruins of St Mary's abbey in Museum Gardens takes some beating. For what I think is a better view, try this, and for history, this.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Melton moments 2

Students and IELTS candidates at Melton College enjoy the spring sunshine during a recent lunchtime. The young folk on the left are from Germany; for an earlier post of Spanish students, go here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

St William's College

A distant shot of this attractive building which features here, here and here on this blog. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Steam surprise

Who should we bump into on platform 10 of York station but Oliver Cromwell (the engine, not the man in the pony-tail). We took a rather more ordinary train to Darlington to a conference featuring a speaker from Manila and another from Bordeaux. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Esplanade archway

Looking through the arch at the bottom of Marygate onto the Esplanade and Lendal Bridge. The ice-cream van of a few days ago is parked just this side of the arch and its adjoining tower.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

York Museums Trust

St Mary's Lodge, situated at the Marygate entrance to Museum Gardens, is home to York Museums Trust. 630,000 people visited the four venues managed by the trust in the 2010-2011 season, up by 100,000 from the previous year.

Monday, May 2, 2011

I scream, "Ice cream!" 2

The ice-cream van and the York boat tell us that the tourist season is well under way. This is the bottom of Marygate, between Scarborough Bridge (rail) and Lendal Bridge.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter music

York Evangelical Church musicians warming up for the guest service last Sunday at St Clement's Hall. I couldn't get the piano.