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.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
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
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
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
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
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
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
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
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
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
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
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.