Local details: quiz-type thing /3

Many quirky and interesting details in York. Here’s another 2-picture test of your powers of observation.

Where in the city centre can these details be found? Both visible from the street, and a minute or two’s walk apart. (Have to confess that I only recently noticed the second one, must … More …

Drinking fountains, cattle troughs

Rather ornate stone structure, with canopy, dated 1880

Here on the boundary of that familiar landscape known as the Museum Gardens is one of many local structures both familiar, in that we see it all the time, and unknown, in that we don’t use it. It’s a drinking fountain, proudly dated 1880, which has two faces, into the Gardens and onto Museum Street.

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What are/were these?

I sometimes take photos of things meaning to return to them later and find out what they are. Been looking through some old photos from recent years and found this, taken on the Fulford side … More …