Archive | February, 2013


28 Feb

Our local monumental masons, I like their numberplate.


27 Feb

On the corner of George Street and Saville Street the Dramshop has somehow survived the attentions of  the Luftwaffe and later city planners.


26 Feb

With the recent discovery that horses can be made to look like cows I suspect that there is nothing quite so big as the smug smile on vegetarians’ faces. As far as I know this is the only greengrocer’s shop in the centre of Hull and apart from one or two stalls in the covered market supermarkets have taken over completely.

Hull Tidal Barrier

25 Feb

I’m posting this on Tuesday because Monday didn’t happen. Tuesday isn’t looking to be much of a day either …

More Winter Trees

24 Feb
East Park, Hull

East wind

23 Feb
Weather vane on Ferensway

“The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.”  Joseph Conrad
High pressure over Scandinavia is drawing around an easterly wind that, we are are informed, comes all the way from Siberia. I know a wind chill of -2C is but a balmy day for some hardy folk but for a soft Englishman like myself it cuts through to the bone.

Old and new

22 Feb
So here we range from a 14th century church (the same church that appears in the header of this blog) through an early 1900’s market tower with cupola to a 1970’s car park and even newer offices. It might not but much of a view but when or if that 18 storey hotel goes up it will be lost and buildings that are,even if not attractive, at least on a human scale will be dwarfed.