Friday, 22 April 2016

York Millennium Bridge

York Millennium Bridge Mar 16

Friday 11th March 2016

I took this photo just before midnight. I crossed the Millennium Bridge when walking back to my hotel. It's existence made getting back much easier and shorter. It is also a cycle bridge and I spotted the next day lots of cyclists using it.

The Garden of India, York

Garden of India York Mar 16 (1)

Friday 11th March 2016

Dinner time in York and I went in search of a restaurant with some friends. We found the Garden of India on Fawcett Street. Food was reasonable but the menu was very difficult to read.

Garden of India York Mar 16 (2)

Small lettering on a black background in a restaurant that was not well lit. Take a torch and magnifying glass with you!

Garden of India York Mar 16 (6)

Garden of India York Mar 16 (5)

Garden of India York Mar 16 (4)

Garden of India York Mar 16 (3)

Walking York City's Walls

York City Walls Mar 16 (7)

Friday 11th March 2016

I was in York for a conference so I didn't have much time to see the city. The conference was in the Barbican Centre opposite which is a section of the city's walls and Fishergate Bar (see photo above). That was where I was able to take the steps to the wall and take the short walk to Walmgate (see first photo below). I've walked other sections of the wall in the past but sadly this time I just had the opportunity to do this short section.

York City Walls Mar 16 (14)


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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Gregory's Guest House in York

Gregory's Guest House, York Mar 16 (1)

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th March 2016

Gregory's on Bishopthorpe Road, York is a small guest house in which I stayed for 2 nights in March. It has, I believe, only 4 rooms and is run by a friendly couple. One reason I chose it was because it was walking distance from the city centre (I was in York for a conference at the Barbican).

I especially recommend breakfast - this is the only hotel in which I've stayed where the bread is baked and the jam is made by the proprietor. Worth a stay.

Gregory's Guest House, York Mar 16 (2)

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The Northumberland village of Wall

Wall, Northumberland Mar 16 (2)

Sunday 6th March 2016

We returned to Northumberland to go to the village of Wall, so named because of its proximity to the Roman Wall. It is small and comes with its own village green. A pleasant village where the 20th century developments have not detracted from the nature of the place.

Wall, Northumberland Mar 16 (1)

Friday, 15 April 2016

Video: Stockholm waterfront



Friday 19th - Sunday 21st February 2016

I filmed this over the weekend we were in Stockholm. There are lots of rivers, canals and islands in Stockholm so taking the ferry is the best way to get around.

Video: Vasa Museum, Stockholm



Sunday 21st February 2016

The ship that sank only minutes into its maiden voyage and was then recovered and restored over 300 years later.