November 04, 2011

To YORK for Halloween we go... Part 1

Here are some photographs I took last weekend in York. Coinciding with Halloween my favorite Ukrainian twins Hannah, Laura and I decided to spend a few days in the historically spooky Northern town. 

Having never visited York before, I was rather excited and had heard so many lovely things about the place. We wrapped up warm, admired the autumn leaves and wandered around the quaint streets laden with beautiful period buildings. 

Over the bridge; orange autumn leaves

Yellow & Green

An ornate sign for a renowned high street brand

 Old bricks shaded by autumn kissed leaves

A stunning stained glass window along the street

York Minister was breathtaking, it completely exceeded my expectations with its grand gothic structure.

Pimply pumpkins

Flowers in the street

Couldn't resist snapping these beauties, Delboy would be a fan. 

 A lovely sign for a public house

Kitty pumpkin

Pins galore

Along the river

We didn't make it to the other side

Travelling buddies

Cutest Ice-cream van I've ever seen!

Blue skies

Seagulls messin

Flames blowing in the Minister

Beautiful stained Glass

A street view of the Minister peeking out

Idyllic house

The loveliest stall holder in York

On the Sunday we came across a fab vintage market stall, owned by a very kind and friendly lady called Donna. Most of her wares were dead-stock, many originally from the 50's and 60's. I was really surprised to find that everything on her stall was actually half of the ticket price, I just couldn't resist a bargain. I bought a dark green hairy wool jacket and matching skirt, that is so warm and with the added bonus of the lining being in perfect pristine condition. I also purchased a thick bright green mohair scarf/wrap and burgundy wool scarf. 

I will have to post some pics up soon of my wares as they are such gems! I'm not ashamed to say I haven't had the coat off since the weekend, it's too cosy! All in all I only spent £25 thanks to Donna's generous ways...I would definitely pay her another visit soon for a Sunday market shopping day. 

 It was such a brilliant trip. I would highly recommend anyone to visit. With it being Halloween and all, me and the girls went to York Dungeons which was highly amusing. I actually got burned at the stake in the last room on the tour for being a *dirty witch* or so I was told. But hey I've lived to tell the tale! xxx


The Captivating Grin said...

Mate - lovely photographs, I love York - did yoy do the ghost walk? Amazing!

Mat said...

i've never actually been but it looks wonderful, i've heard great things before. you images are super, the weather looks wicked for it. bargains at the stall!