“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:
Postbox (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.