Life by Squares – E5

“No! Not E5! It’s toooo bigggg!!” But the dice had spoken.

All the squares on the York map are the same size, but some have more streets than others. Look at all the ground I had to cover here:


It was another dull, pre-spring day and so, on a whim, I decided that I wanted to look for colour. First thing that popped into my head was red. I’ve never been able to decide whether red or blue is my favourite colour. As of now, I’ve made my mind up – I don’t have a fave. They are all good.

Regardless – on with the red. Within a minute of making my decision, I saw, on Piccadilly, my first intimation of … well, have a look:


Poster on a bus-stop. If”n you can’t figure out what it is: you’re looking at an armpit. Okay, that’s enough – look away!

Here’s something from the other side of the same road, just outside the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall:


A rather gnarly looking red brick wall. Yep – it’s going to be one of those days.

And it gets worse. Here’s something red from the corner of Merchant Gate:


Not often I take pictures of whole buildings, so make the most of it.

Mostly, it’s tat like this (on George Street (I think)) that strikes my fancy:


You can figure out what that is, right?

I was looking for something natural in red, but those things don’t seem suited to the cold weather. I wonder if there’s some kind of biological/scientific reason for that. Like, maybe red needs sunshine to grow, or something like that. Anyway, instead of flowers, you get garbage (on Lead Mill Lane):


Snapping that seemed like a good idea at the time. Not so much now.

Moving on, to Walmgate – just outside the shops:

IMAG0709.jpgPostbox (or part thereof).

Graffiti from Hope Street:


Don’t ask me what it says!

I had to check the geo-location information on the next photo to be sure where I took it. Turns out it’s on Belle Vue Street, which is actually on the next square down and to the right. I included it so that I wouldn’t have to walk miles out of my way when I got to that square. Looking at it now, I wouldn’t have anyway. Maybe my brain was froz. Anyway, finally – here’s some red natural stuff:


Well I think it’s pretty.

More red wildlife from a couple of doors down on the same street:


I had to be a bit careful when taking these shots because they’re actually in people’s front yards. I wonder what the locals make of me wandering around taking snaps of garbage and gardens. Well, they’re probably right.

On Wolsley Street, I saw a little red Mini. If there’s one thing there’s plenty of around here it’s red cars. The place is snided with ’em! Anyway, I couldn’t really get a good shot of the Mini so I forgot about it. Then, as I was walking down the parallel road (Gordon Street), I spotted the same Mini flitting past the end of an alley. It reminded me of The Italian Job so, quick as a snap, I snapped this snap:


Well anyway …

Willis Street had me looking at people’s gardens again. I was actually looking for a newspaper (in the recycling) so that I could say ‘ha – that’s been read!’ Geddit? Instead, I saw this magnificent creature:


Christmas decorations, anyone?

As I was heading for home, on the end of Lawrence Street (which leads on up to York University) a young man strode past me in a red coat. But it wasn’t the jacket that made me take this photo:


Nope – it was the thought of Chairman Mau. I’ll let you figure out why.


19 thoughts on “Life by Squares – E5

      • Study study study, work work work!!!! Lot of stuffs to be done. I’ll make my next 2 weeks a bit overloaded work. Then as a reward I’ll make my next music lol! 😂

        All fine my side. Going amazing.. plans out of control so gotta work a lil’ more to make them under control nothing else 😊😊 ✨ thanks for asking. How are you? 😊✨❤

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      • Not enough hours in the day to fit everything in, huh? 😀
        Ah, if only the whole of life were like that!
        But then again – maybe not.
        It comes under control, bit by bit. And then there comes a day. later in life, when you realise that it so deeply in your control that it’s become routine. And then you have an affair with someone at the office. 😦
        I’m good, thanks. 😉

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      • Haha yes. Good to hear you are fine as well! 😊
        Tbh .. I’ll be honest..i just understood the things become quite busy in our lives.. half of the things went over my head 😅 maybe cause i am small enough to understand lol! 😂
        Have a great day ahead! Seems you’ll watch a sunset soon!

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      • You just keep on being just the way you are – you’re doing alright. 🙂
        Doubt that I’ll get to see a sunset today – the whole (this side of the) world is blanketed with snow, fog and ice.
        And I’m STILL having a good day! 😀

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