Thursday, 22 January 2009

View Through a Window

This is the view through our back bedroom window, taken just now at 5 to 9 am, Southbank, York.

When I lived away, and used to come up and stay here in my mother's house, I used to sit and look at this view and dream of coming back to live here. It is so very Northern, and feels like home for me. Although I can see why it wouldn't appeal to some (I also like mills, and cooling towers :-D).

And having just waxed lyrical about the North, I am now off down South for the day. London is calling, and I have a ticket to ride (how many more song titles can I get in?), leaving shortly and back late this evening. I've just joined a professional association that has about 7 meetings a year there, and today will be the first of those for 2009. I lived and worked in London for about 3 years - it'll be good to be back for a visit.

12 comments:

lunarossa said...

I like the view over those little backyards and red-brick walls. I think that's so Yorkshire! Hope you'll have a nice day in London. I always find that it's nice to go to London and then come back here! Stepping off the train in York station I already feel I can breath better! Ciao. Antonella

Picklesmum said...

I love seeing all the back alley ways (if you pardon the expression!) very Coronation Street to a southerner like me! Enjoy London you lucky thing!

Olivier said...

cela ressemble beaucoup aux maisons que l'on trouve dans le nord de la France.

This is very similar to houses that are found in northern France.

Hilda said...

I'm amazed at all that red brick! Not common building material here in the Philippines as they're quite expensive.

Have a safe trip, Ruby! How far is York from London?

B said...

Love the shot. I miss York.

You are weird loving cooling towers though! They scare the hell out of me.

Olivier, that amazes me - I'd never thought of houses like that in France!

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is so different there from how we live here and how your environment looks and how our environment looks. It is totally different.

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Jackie said...

This looks like my friends' back garden! (they're in one of the roads off a road off Bootham).

Where in London did you live? I used to live in Brockley (near New Cross, Lewisham etc).

Hyde DP said...

It might be nice to go to London on the train but it'll be right grand to get back to York again.

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

Do you wave to all your neighbours in the morning :-D x

Ruby said...

Gerald, how right you were :-D

Ruby said...

Jackie - I lived in Friern Barnet in North London, and worked in Kilburn. We were broke all the time we were there but apart from that it was fun!!

Ashtonian said...

Backs of buildings are the best.
You can see that I take lots and lots of similar pictures