Weight and Stuff Report – 5 July 2014

Weight: 213.4 pounds (15 stone 3.4 pounds, 96.8 kg)
Steps taken: 11,725

And today’s exciting weight report is that there is no change today.

Having got all that boring shopping and washing out of the way yesterday, I intended to get out somewhere and have a good play with the X-T1. After lots of rain yesterday and early today, things were looking good for today, with general dryness and even some sunshine predicted. So I decided to go to York for the day. I got to the station in time to catch the delayed 11:00 train and got to York not long after 12:00. I had a bit of a wander through the old city, passing this character, who seemed to be enjoying the sun:

Enjoying the sun

Enjoying the sun

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/1200s
Focal length 48.4mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:20, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.5863′ 0″ N 1° 5.3798′ 0″ W

I noticed an interesting clock:

Is that the time?

Is that the time?

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/2000s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 400
Taken 12:36, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.5633′ 0″ N 1° 5.065′ 0″ W

And a rather large teddy bear:

Ted

Ted

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/8
Shutter speed 1/35s
Focal length 21.4mm
ISO 400
Taken 12:39, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.6575′ 0″ N 1° 5.0134′ 0″ W

At the Minster, Constantine was looking quite relaxed

Constantine

Constantine

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/5
Shutter speed 1/1500s
Focal length 50.5mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:44, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.7115′ 0″ N 1° 4.9045′ 0″ W

But this grotesque[1] in the stoneyard[2] looked a bit annoyed

Grotesque

Grotesque

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/1400s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 200
Taken 12:48, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.7167′ 0″ N 1° 4.859′ 0″ W

I was alarmed by this street name, which is the kind of thing you could only find in Yorkshire

Errr, OK....

Errr, OK….

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/4
Shutter speed 1/600s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 400
Taken 12:51, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.7776′ 0″ N 1° 4.8101′ 0″ W

York, and Yorkshire in general, seems to be getting a bit excited about the Tour de France, which is distinctly off-course and running through the area. There are bike-themed things all over the place[3], including this remarkable machine. I suspect it’s not competing in the race:

Tour de What?

Tour de What?

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed 1/340s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 200
Taken 13:31, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.324′ 0″ N 1° 4.7085′ 0″ W

Talking of bikes, this has to be the coolest, or possibly craziest helmet ever:

Nice helmet!

Nice helmet!

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed 1/400s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 400
Taken 13:37, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.4404′ 0″ N 1° 4.8714′ 0″ W

Having had a good wander, I headed for the National Railway Museum, where I had a late lunch consisting of a cheese and pickle sandwich and a bottle of something cold and refreshing[4].

I took some more photos, including this detail of the working replica of Stephenson’s Rocket:

Rocket

Rocket

Camera X-T1
Aperture ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed 1/30s
Focal length 55mm
ISO 1250
Taken 14:17, 5 July, 2014
Location 53° 57.5556′ 0″ N 1° 5.9139′ 0″ W

I then headed for the station and the next train home.

[1] Pedant point: he’s not a gargoyle – those are the ones that channel water through their mouths. This guy is purely decorative.
[2] Shot through a fence, in case you’re wondering about the blurry bits
[3] More of which later
[4] OK, OK, York-made beer