Silver Dollar


Forgot all about this photo of a painting. This along with a couple of other was hanging outside York Art Gallery to give the passing tourist a glimpse of what’s inside.

This particular one is Edward Burra’s Silver Dollar. I could copy and paste a load of stuff about the man and pretend I know lots about him but you’ll maybe prefer this documentary about him instead.

Guy Fawkes


Back to York for a shot from the birthplace of old Guy. Stopped in his attempts to return Catholicism to the throne we the good people of Britain celebrate by burning him every year.

They Inn that sits on top of the spot of his birth is actually the most expensive place in the UK that I’ve purchased a single pint and a glass of wine for the good lady. A pint of York Brewery Centurion’s Ghost Ale at the close by Three Legged Mare went down nicely on the final day of our trip and a much gentler price too.

Almost forgot above and below are the Dundee firework display from 2011 don’t think they’ve changed much since then so I’m not there tonight.

York Minster Part II


Pretty tough to turn up at the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and not take the exact same photograph that every single other person has taken. Here they are anyway.




Above the view from the top, well worth the thirty quid we handed over for the experience.




Above the cathedral stretches into the dark night while we wait for the ghost tour to start. Below my favourite shot which is a naughty one because it’s massively cropped. I accidentally zoomed in during the Lightroom process and liked the way the face filled the screen so cropped it was.


Glass Caves Live In York


Saw these fellows rocking the streets of York on Saturday past they’re known as Glass Caves and they sound pretty good. Certainly different to some of the money making attempts on my local streets. You can hear the Glass Caves on their Youtube channel at this LINK.
Wished I’d grabbed a few more shots of them but was close to getting run over whilst snapping away.


York Minster


A few days holiday down south in York walking the old streets with wonky roofs, wonky floors and tons of history.


This might be the first of a couple of York posts not many taken on the DSLR but a few on the Nikkormat and the Zorki so they might follow in a week or two.


The above shot is probably the my best/favourite from the trip on the DSLR files.


The Big Yin above. So massive down south that they’ve sneaked a statue of the man into the cathedral. This is in tribute to his album “Get Right Intae Him” which we would listen to as small children and chuckle like monkeys on laughing gas! You can listen to the entire album HERE Might be the odd naughty word in there so if you have sensitive ears don’t click the link.
Here’s an outtake from the sculpting sit. LINK