Grays Solicitors, York

The massive red-brick building occupied by Gray's Solicitors is on the right hand side of this photo, with the spire of a Catholic church on the left (behind the sign post) and in the middle background, York Minster.

Due to the use of a wide focal length to shoot this panorama, York Minster appears quite small but in reality it dwarfs both the foreground buildings put together.

Part of my B&W UK Series.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 12th March 2013, This photo: 9:58am

Comments

  • looby88 said:
    Looks very Victorian, very fancy and twiddly !
    Do you want to visit the UK again ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure do. However can't afford it yet. When the youngest is old enough to leave at home we might be in a position to pop over for 6 months.
  • looby88 said:
    Wow, 6 months would be amazing !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Indeed. Too much to see in just the three weeks we had there. Barely scratched Scotland, didn't even make it in to Wales. Bath was as far west as we got down your way.
  • looby88 said:
    I have seen way too little of my own country, so much variation in a smallish island, so much history, I would like to get back up to the Northern parts, but especially Northumbria and Cumbria, the former I have never been to.
    I'm more likely though to explore the Wessex area more thoroughly. I need a campervan and lots of pennies.. ha, so thats not going to happen !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Money is the big problem. We B&B'd around the country and at roughly £80/night it kind of adds up after a while. We did Northumberland on the way to Scotland. I think Housesteads Roman fort might be in Northumberland. Also did Cumbria on the way back down from Scotland, staying near Carlisle for a night before proceeding through the Lakes District down to Wroxeter.
  • looby88 said:
    My Uncle who has lived in Australia since the 70's bought a secondhand motorhome when he had a long visit then sold it at the end, it worked out cheaper and he wasnt then relying on everyone to put him up, and he could happily tour his old country. If there wasnt a handy lay- by then most pubs were happy to have him in their car-park as he bought his evening meal there, saved relying on campsites. Obviously he had shower and toilet facilities on board !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] 'tisn't a bad idea that. Will keep it in mind. Mind you, the Vauxhall Insignia we hired when over there felt large on some of the little lanes we drove on, can't imagine what a motorhome would be like!
  • looby88 said:
    Interesting on some narrow country lanes thats for sure .
    There are plenty of them... and caravans on the roads during the summer, the bane of other motorists ,
    we like a winge !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Oh I know, I watch the UK series of Top Gear. ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! I dont often watch it but we did see the one where they towed caravans using 2 different cars, one of which was a VW Toureg ? Needless to say Mr Clarkson totally destroyed his caravan !
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, saw that one the other night. :-)