Saturday, March 31, 2012

Helmsley Castle

A distant view of Helmsley and the castle from the Cleveland Way, returning from Rievaulx. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rievaulx Abbey

An hour from York, on the edge of the North York Moors, is the lovely market town of Helmsley. The 6-mile return walk along part of the Cleveland Way to Rievaulx is well worth the time and effort, with lovely views in both directions and the reward of the abbey itself in its lush, wooded valley. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spring crocuses, wintry tree

in Museum Gardens, with the multi-angular tower in the background.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Museum Gardens

Taken from the riverside path through the gardens. This is a favourite spot for wedding photos, though they are usually taken on the other side of the building.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Colour on Coney Street

A bit of warmth on Coney Street, worth enlarging for a better view of what's on offer. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hitting the nail on the head

The Last Drop Inn, a pub with a multi-layered pun for a name, has featured on this blog before. The clock with the hammer and nail belongs to Barnitt's, the home and garden emporium which occupies a large part of this side of the street. The labyrinthine premises are always worth a visit; if Barnitt's doesn't stock it, you don't need it. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Let the byre beware

The window-dressing in the centre of York is often eye-catching. This is Stonegate, between the Minster and St Helen's Square.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Murky Minster

A rather dull view of the Minster taken through the tinted glass of one of the York Wheel pods.