York visit 4 – Around the city

After a quick lunch in this rather elegant branch of Caffé Nero – a tasty Panini and an excellent espresso[1],

Home of good coffee

I wandered around York for a bit. There are lots of interesting buildings, old streets, a quite lively market and a shop selling some rather nice handmade chocolates[2].

Along the way, I saw this rather lovely item on a street corner:


And there is a quite tasteful fountain in the city centre, which was quite calm when I was there. Some years ago, on another visit to York on a rather windy day, the fountian was spraying over a very wide area…


On the way to the Museum Gardens, I spotted this Boer War memorial, which struck me as being very much in keeping with the older buildings in York.

War memorial

[1] They do a very good espresso. The sooner Caffé Nero open in Newcastle the better…
[2] Not that I’d indulge in such things, of course, oh no….