Appreciating weedy greenness: brownfield style

Concrete building above greenery

The Hungate development site, with Stonebow House rising up like some kind of brutalist concrete ship from a sea of greenery. This kind of site may be weedy, mainly made up of the ubiquitous buddleia, but it has its own apparently limitless vigour. It needs no maintenance, no artificial feeding or watering, and is valuable to smaller creatures even if we don’t value it much.

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From the archives, for a fee

[Update, July 2013 — since this page was written, I’ve been given permission to use City of York Council images on this website. Libraries and archives are now working towards more of a Creative Commons approach regarding the use of the images in the city council archives.]

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