Tuesday, 2 April 2013


A few days in York- to see the sights and drink in the atmosphere- the sun was kind to us - so pics were aplenty.We travelled up by train and stayed close to Micklegate - and we walked the city walls.- amazing ! It was cold but that did not seem to matter - ! These steps could tell a colourful tale of days gone by -of that I am sure!!stepping back into the past We walked as much of the walls as time allowed this is the view from the other direction with Micklegate in the background - we did this stretch on our second day - the sun was shining - Looking out over the roof tops and chimney pots of York - York Mister caught in the sunlight - towering over the city playing with my camera so many opportunities of course York is also a shoppers paradise - designer boutiques and chocolate cabins at every turn tucked away behind the medieval shop fronts- market stalls - buskers - York as it alland is alive with many talents. The river is a focal point - bridges linking up with the city wall walk - I was always drawn to this watch tower - believe it or not this tower has been converted to a coffee shop. A visit to the Railway Museum was on the agenda - we spent half a day there - here are some of the highlights for me ... The Mallard every bit as beautiful as they say - the first time I had seen this beautiful blue train - a must to be seen to be believed !!Another gleaming monster the Dwight of Eisenhower - admired by many - young and old and then we gazed on Gladstone - look at these gleaming copper and brass pipes - more than a days work here ! There was a grand parade of Royal Trains through the ages - showing off their splendour I must include this little dazzler - I am not sure which train this was - but I think it deserves a slot for immaculate presentation Of course to see the Flying Scotsman was incredible - although in the workshop for repair work - it still held all that magic for me We found this little bar down on the River Front and spent our evenings listening to the music and becoming one with the city. Linking today to Outdoor Wednesday have a good week fellow bloggers - Jane uk


  1. What a fabulous trip. I have never been to York but I think I would love it.
    Jane x

    1. Jane - you must visit York if you visit the UK again - it is a beautiful city - so much history - another world - Jane xx

  2. Lovely pictures as always Jane. Especially the steam engines - although I can't 'warm' to a static machine as I do to a one at 230 psi in the boiler. I have never been to York, and I guess I am missing out on something, but I tend to shy away from these large centers of 'attraction'.
    I know I'm losing out but ..... I have never been to places like Wells or Canterbury, simply because they are so popular and crowded, but you seem to have chosen a good, but nippy, time for a visit.
    I don't mind people enjoying the places - it's just that it is so difficult to take photos and as you say - soak up the atmosphere.
    I trust you had your thermal vest on when up on those walls? I have a friend who wears two vests when venturing out in this east wind.
    There is one of my posts up for you on Tracker-bar. :)

    1. Lovely to hear from you Bernard and what a fantastic blog along at Tracker Bar - Yes York was a bit chilly but I think counting them up I had 5 layers on and we stopped for a winter warmer at a local hostelry- ha ha
      I have been to Wells but not Canterbury - the railway museum web site is worth visiting and they will send you updates on engine news at nrm.org.uk - Jane xx

  3. What a beautiful old town ! I am really happy that I will visit York ! It will be the second stop on the UK tour I do per Bus and we will stay there overnight. I do this with a friend we start from London go up til the Scottish Highlands and then down again to Liverpool, Bath and Stonehenge. It's a bit American like "Europe in a week" lol !


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