Sarcophagi, Museum Gardens

June 2011

Carved figure on sarcophagus

Stone sarcophagi have been visible in the grounds around the Yorkshire Museum, particularly near the Multangular Tower, for years. Curious relics, though I’m not sure whether people are curious about them. There were some inside what we used … More …

Stone lion, Museum Gardens

June 2011

Carved memorial/effigy, with lion

These grounds are full of old stone sarcophagi and other stone fragments, and of late they’ve been moved around a bit. This carved piece was noticed this spring, placed near the former bowling green near the abbey ruins.

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Balloon tree sculpture

June 2011

Balloon tree sculpture

I know I’m not the only person who appreciates the aesthetic qualities of bits of old rusted metal and takes pictures of venerable forgotten iron railings. When rusty metal is turned into a sculpture that’s even better, as I … More …

Knitted ‘Last Supper’

January 2011

Last Supper, knitted figures, St Denys's Church

Though I’m not religious, I do visit churches fairly often. And what I love about churches is that you can be wandering round having a day when you’re feeling a bit hopeless and cynical and … More …

Tactile model of York

January 2011

By the west front of the Minster, bronze model

This model has been in place for some years now, by the west front of the Minster. I’ve only recently appreciated the work that went into it.

I noticed the braille on the … More …

WD boundary markers

July 2008

War department marker, reinstated, Bootham, York

These strange markings are on one of the stone pillars of the walls around the Churchill Hotel on Bootham.

The wall and its railings date from the 19th century, though this corner piece is a 21st century replacement.

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