Weight and Stuff Report – 24 October 2015

Hmmmm, up by an unreasonably large amount this morning. I decided to deal with that in an appropriate manner by having a large Frankie & Benny’s breakfast before doing the shopping I didn’t do yesterday. I had an excuse for that, which was that I needed to do some work-related stuff, and decided to get it started last night rather than postponing it and maybe not getting it done at all this weekend. Anyway, the stuff I started had finished by the time I got up this morning, which was good.

After the shopping, I took myself to York, where I started at the National Railway Museum (again). My target was the Destination Stations exhibition which features old and recent photographs, engineering drawings, models and more of some of Britain’s most significant stations. It covers things like the redevelopment of Kings Cross and St Pancras stations, the ongoing work at London Bridge, and examples of fine stations such as Newcastle, York and Cardiff. If I had one criticism of the exhibition, it’s that I’d like there to have been more of it. If there had been a book based around it, I’d have bought it immediately. Good stuff, and recommended to anyone interested in railways, architecture or both.

After a spot of lunch in the NRM (posh sausage roll with chutney and a local beer), I had a bit of a walk around the city, where I saw what must be a ghost sign. Oddly, I don’t recall spotting this before despite having been in the vicinity many times:

Ghost Sign

Ghost Sign

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/250s
Focal length: 18.5mm
ISO: 6400
Taken: 24 October, 2015
Location: 53° 57.615′ 0″ N 1° 5.0946′ 0″ W

I haven’t done any research yet[1], but I suspect this refers to Terry’s of York, the chocolate company best known for the chocolate orange. Of course, they’ve been absorbed into a global conglomerate and the oranges aren’t made locally any more…

[1] I may get round to it eventually….