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Vacumatic

Dogged
And staying on a religious theme, this is a view of the cathedral in York, called the Minster.

The unusual aspects of this pic are no vehicles, not many pedestrians, no aerials,

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The giveaway is the railway carriages, no traffic lights, no street lights, in fact no wires of any sort as electricity had not been harnessed.

The pic was taken in 1860 and to my amateur eye looks so sharp for lens technology of the day.

An earlier pic of mine showed Lendal Bridge which is almost central to this pic, to the right of the tower.

The pic below is the modern version from a similar view.

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Paper Plane

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And staying on a religious theme, this is a view of the cathedral in York, called the Minster.

The unusual aspects of this pic are no vehicles, not many pedestrians, no aerials,

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The giveaway is the railway carriages, no traffic lights, no street lights, in fact no wires of any sort as electricity had not been harnessed.

The pic was taken in 1860 and to my amateur eye looks so sharp for lens technology of the day.

An earlier pic of mine showed Lendal Bridge which is almost central to this pic, to the right of the tower.

The pic below is the modern version from a similar view.

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I recognised the City wall section. That particular bit of the wall holds fond memories for me. After an online courtship in 1999, Mrs Plane and I met for the first time "in real life" in York in the July. (It was a convenient midway point between Fife - her - and Berkshire- me.) We had a quite serious talk on that bit of wall, prior to parting at the railway station.

December 1999 Mrs P moved to Berkshire. September 2000 we married. 2006 we moved to a village 16 miles from York, where we still reside...

steve
 

Vacumatic

Dogged
I recognised the City wall section. That particular bit of the wall holds fond memories for me. After an online courtship in 1999, Mrs Plane and I met for the first time "in real life" in York in the July. (It was a convenient midway point between Fife - her - and Berkshire- me.) We had a quite serious talk on that bit of wall, prior to parting at the railway station.

December 1999 Mrs P moved to Berkshire. September 2000 we married. 2006 we moved to a village 16 miles from York, where we still reside...

steve
That is a nice story PP.

I grew up in York, a special city for me, I still I love to walk around the place and feel the history, Roman buildings, Viking remains and many buildings just as they were from around the 14/15th centuries.
 

Vacumatic

Dogged
This is an oddball pic when you compare it to the fine quality images above.

The scene is set in 1920 and the TT races in the Isle of Man, the corner is called Quarter Bridge and named after the hotel/pub on the corner. A small boy sits on a bench and strains his neck to check that the Norton makes the corner ok.

80 years later, the bench is still there and a young Vacumatic sits in same spot and waits for riders and machines to come down the straight at breakneck speed in the hope that they can make the first tight corner on the circuit.


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Driftwood

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This is an oddball pic when you compare it to the fine quality images above.

The scene is set in 1920 and the TT races in the Isle of Man, the corner is called Quarter Bridge and named after the hotel/pub on the corner. A small boy sits on a bench and strains his neck to check that the Norton makes the corner ok.

80 years later, the bench is still there and a young Vacumatic sits in same spot and waits for riders and machines to come down the straight at breakneck speed in the hope that they can make the first tight corner on the circuit.


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I've never been to the TT, on the bucket list though
 
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