Knaresborough: A Phantom Door cottage

Knaresborough: An Illusory Pink Door

All is not what it seems in Knaresborough….. I spotted this wonderfully vibrant door when I was heading to the market in the town square. I did laugh when I got close enough to photograph it:         Some things in Knaresborough are real…. …….like this view from Read more…

Barnard CastleBarnard Castle ,12thCentury, County Durham, ruin,

From Booze Moor to the Land of the Prince Bishops

Booze Moor, Whaw, High Faggergill, Low Faggergill, Hoove and Stang…. ….how I love Yorkshire Place names. This small section from my road atlas covers an area of about 5 square miles (that’s out of the 4,500 square miles which the County of Yorkshire covers): The dotted line at the top Read more…

Houseboat canal narrowboats Hebden Bridge atop

Atop: Narrowboats with Things on Top

“Hebden Bridge: The Fourth Funkiest Town in the World”, was the description of this West Yorkshire market town in an edition of a British Airways in-flight magazine. If there are three places funkier than Hebden Bridge, then I’d love to see them. (Apparently they are: Daylesford in Australia,  Tiradentes in Read more…

Yorkshire Tea

Yorkshire Tea There’s nothing at all odd about drinking Yorkshire Tea when in Yorkshire but I couldn’t resist posting this picture as an OddBall Challenge. I took this picture a few weeks ago  in a very traditional teashop in the  village of Saltaire in Yorkshire. Even though there was glorious Read more…

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