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York

The Minster still awe-inspiring yesterday. It's the first time for years I can remember seeing it without scaffolding.





Pond Life

Did you take those? The sky in the bottom one is remarkable.
Dock

Love York. I used to live in Tadcaster about ten miles away, so it was a regular place for shopping and drinking. Lots of charm, and most importantly the grandest racecourse in the North of England. Only one thing with York. The locals are very local. A bit like people in Barnsley, but without the different language.
Butts

Pond Life wrote:
Did you take those? The sky in the bottom one is remarkable.


Yes, I dont know why the sky is a much darker blue.
Pond Life

Great photo, postcard quality.
Butts

It's on a Blackberry, the camera is super.
Late Doors

Always enjoyed going to York over the years for all sorts of reasons including the ones Dock is saying. Used to love a pub called the Spread Eagle.

One thing that was always a disappointment was the ridiculous dress code the pubs and clubs employed. No Jeans trainers colorless shorts and the like, ridiculous. Could quite happily live there but itís a bit flat
bearing

Butts wrote:
Pond Life wrote:
Did you take those? The sky in the bottom one is remarkable.


Yes, I dont know why the sky is a much darker blue.


You is at a different angle
Dock

Late Doors wrote:
Always enjoyed going to York over the years for all sorts of reasons including the ones Dock is saying. Used to love a pub called the Spread Eagle.

One thing that was always a disappointment was the ridiculous dress code the pubs and clubs employed. No Jeans trainers colorless shorts and the like, ridiculous. Could quite happily live there but itís a bit flat


Re: Could quite happily live there but itís a bit flat.  

Spoken like a true Cleckhuddersfaxian. You lot think a four mile trek up a 90% gradient to get a bag of chips is a light stroll.
geoff_bell

i bought a guitar amp in york. took up quarter of the boot of the car. the eldest daughter wasn't happy.
Grind

geoff_bell wrote:
i bought a guitar amp in york. took up quarter of the boot of the car. the eldest daughter wasn't happy.


To be fair, she could barely fit into the remaining three quarters.
Late Doors

This city gets better and better. Must make a point of visiting more often, there is so much to enjoy. Had to cram as much as we could in including Stewart Lee and the races but you have to set time for just wandering around gazing at the incredible old architecture. The Minster never fails to command attention and the olde worlde streets are a joy thankfully not full of tack and shit. The river is majestic and the pubs a fabulous mix of styles. We tried the House of Trembling Madness for the first time. A bit hipster trendy but a good vibe with a decent selection of Bottles if a tad short of Cask. The Spread Eagle, once, one the bastion of Real Ale in the City is now a grungy underground place full off, errr, characters and their dogs. The Swan a great old Tetley Heritage pub. The Blue Bell a staid Old temple of quite tradition and Pivni is a terrific new bar epitomising the Craft ale trend in a good way.

Great restaurants as well. Had some succulent but  crispy pork in a Thai place Khao San Rd and a nice early bird in the Olive Tree, an old favourite.

We also had some National Trust vouchers to use up so we had a splendid hour in the Old Treasurers House behind the Minster. A wonderful Museum come restored old house crammed with artefacts, art and decorative touches from multiple sources. It's the result of the old owner Frank Green's obsessive passion for it. Indeed he sounds a bit of an ogre with his insistence on order and tidiness but the extremely helpful and informative Trust guides in every room were at pains to point out his qualities as they talked about his paintings. Some of them showed him dressed as lord of the manor on his horse in the grounds of his mansion. "Why did he never Marry?" one American visitor asked the guide. "Well his passions lay in the house" she replied. "Maybe he Galloped his horses through a different meadow" I ventured to complete silence. The American lady looked at me slightly puzzled. "Scuse me?" she asked. "Ignore him" said MrsD. "He just thinks he's funny" and we made our way to the next room.
sheeps

You are funny, tek no notice.
Late Doors

That is what i telled her, thank you

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