As you saw yesterday, we started off our trip to York by having afternoon tea at Bettys. But here’s what we got up to afterwards…
When you’re stuffed full of dainty sandwiches and cake, you need to burn it off a little, don’t you? When we left Bettys, we decided to go for a walk. I took a lot of photos. (And I mean A LOT. You’ll soon see how mad I went with my camera.)
An Afternoon in York.
For my birthday, back in August, we went up to York again! It’s the third year running I’ve spent my birthday in one of the most beautiful cities that England has to offer, and each time, I still find new nooks and crannies to explore!
I said before, in this post, that I wasn’t going to be taking many pictures on my birthday; instead concentrating on enjoying the day. Seeing as there are around FORTY photos in this post, I think I failed on my mission, didn’t I? (I did tell you that I went a bit mad with my camera.) Oh well, at least I documented yet another birthday pretty well…
I’ll try and let the abundance of photos do most of the talking for me, for once. Suffice to say, we spent a lot of time wandering around beautiful York Minster. (Strangely, there were a load of monks there having an impromptu photoshoot with a pro-level Canon DSLR outside…)
Seeing as we were just round the corner from The Shambles, we went there too. Obviously. How can you travel to York and not walk up/take 50 photos of The Shambles?
We spent a good while there, walking up and down and trying to avoid getting the same tourists in our shots over and over again. (I failed. The same lady stepped in nearly all of my digital, film, and phone photos. You’ll see her in tomorrow’s film photo diary. I’ll take it as a compliment that she wanted me to take her portrait.)
We wandered around a couple of bookshops, a gift shop, and then into the Jo Malone shop, where I treated myself to my first JM cologne. (It’s the Earl Grey & Cucumber one and it smells incredible, by the way!)
Then we perved on the Yorkshire puds through the window of the Yorkshire pudding shop, before deciding it wouldn’t be wise to eat a Yorkshire pudding wrap on top of our afternoon tea. So we popped for a coffee at Caffè Nero instead.
After that, it was time to hop on the train back to Derbyshire!
(If you weren’t satisfied with the ridiculous amount of photos here, you can find even more York snaps over on my Instagram!)