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Discussion in 'Photographic Locations' started by quiteone, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. quiteone

    quiteone Well-Known Member

    Hi All

    Will be going to York on Friday (09/11)
    Can anyone suggest any good pic locations in and around York apart from the obvious touristy locations such as the minster,rail museum and jorvik.
    Mrs's is going shop walking and I don't care for that sort of stuff /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif so thought I'd do some boring stuff like taking pictures, any suggestions would be welcomed.

  2. Lounge Lizard

    Lounge Lizard Well-Known Member

    Go with your missus to the Shambles so she can browse and shop while you take pics.
  3. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    The walls, the walls...
  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Cruise either on a bus or boat.
    Lots of old buildings and churches (if that rings your bell).
    Sometimes it's best just to wander slightly away from the main areas.
    There's a good camera shop think it's on Goodramgate?
  5. Gordon_McGeachie

    Gordon_McGeachie In the Stop Bath

    I totally agree with you and Benchista, get to the shambles and the walls.

    Send the Mrs for a long shop and walk round the whole of the wall, if the weather is nice you should get some good images.

    Or if you are feeling brave, climb the stairs in the Minster tower and admire the view.
  6. quiteone

    quiteone Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys
    I'm going to take your suggestions and try some infra red pics.
    I'll get there early ahead of all the touristy people as I hear it gets quite populated there.

  7. Rhys

    Rhys Sasquatch

    You mean Camera Mart on Church Street, used to work in there for a while when I was at college.

    Loads of places to go, I suggest a walk round the walls - nice and peaceful as the tourists are usually looking up at them instead of walking on them.

    There is a un-used church on Goodramgate which has a spyhole (can't remember it's name but it's near Lady Row)

    Museum gardens, riverside footpaths, snickleways.
  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    close but no cigar! :eek:
    I can never remember the names of streets in york- save for Piccadilly which is where the larger Jessops is located...sad I know. Thanks for sorting that out for me
  9. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    I always remember Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate, which means "neither one thing, nor the other" rather than being violent to your Mum!


    As for York... It's perhaps my favourite city in the UK. Lived there once :)

    Lots of subjects for street photography, great architecture and as the others have mentioned... The Wall :)

    Great for getting views of the city.

    Enjoy yourself, the weather is supposed to be sunny and 8°C
  10. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Reputedly the shortest street in the world, with just 3 addresses - 1a, 1b and 1 1/2.
  11. quiteone

    quiteone Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guys
    Looks like it's going to be an interesting day.

    I'll post pics on me flickr site for all to see.

  12. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Nah, that's Ebenezer Place, Wick, Scotland at 6ft 9in :)

    WhipMa is 114ft, but is the shortest in York and the longest road name in York.
  13. ermintrude

    ermintrude Hinkypuff

    Woo you man of good taste! I am catching the 12 o'clock train there today for a long weekend in a field :)

    Forget the photos, check out the pubs, pick up a copy of the Ouse Boozer and Bob's yer mother's brother :D
  14. hodgo

    hodgo Well-Known Member

    I Live between Hull & York, and while York is not a place I like very much it has some fabulous locations to snap away at. I'm off to collect my Step Dad this afternoon & head to the railway museum so hopefully we should get a few shots there.

    One thing for folks to try out is the "York Eye" similar to the one on London only smaller.

  15. Rhys

    Rhys Sasquatch

    Church St goes on to Goodramgate btw, so close enough ;) :D

    ..won't tell you what Grape Lane was originally called :eek:
  16. ermintrude

    ermintrude Hinkypuff

    :eek: As opposed to H*ll :D :eek:
  17. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Sultana Lane?

    It's like in London there used to be a "Gropec##t Lane", the road has changed now and it has a very respectful name!
  18. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Parliament Square
  19. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    :D :D:D:D:D:D:D
    :D :D:D:D:D:D:D
  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    did think it might have been ....................... Clapham Common....... or ..............
    Downing Street

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