Alice in Wonderland by fishers

Alice in Wonderland

During Septemper, out local newspaper and associated Facebook photography page featured a collection of photos of hidden York features. Some of them I knew, while others were something of a surprise. This sculpture of Alice in Wonderland was one of the surprises, since as far as I know there are no links between the book, it's author and the city of York, although there are links with Ripon, some 22 miles to the north-west.

The locations given for the photographs were a bit vague - this was said to be near the city walls between Bootham Bar and Monk Bar, so a bit more research was needed to discover it was quite close to Bootham Bar and was visible from the city walls, so time for a walk to find it.

It was slightly difficult to get a clear shot through the trees - perhaps I should have waited for more leaves to fall!

Sorry for my absence yesterday, I was suffering the effects of a migraine attack, so I did very little to give me chance to recover.

Ian
I think your timing was perfect, the leaves and hints of orange give her a lovely frame and her face is lovely in the sunlight. Fav.
Sorry to hear about your migraine and I'm glad you're feeling better today.
October 22nd, 2020  
Great find and shot
October 22nd, 2020  
This is charming Ian - what a great find... and I'm looking forward to what other surprises you have in store for us.
October 22nd, 2020  
What a gorgeous little statue. I always loved that book as a child
October 22nd, 2020  
Delightful stature and composition. Perfect that Alice is partially hidden
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Hope your migraine is better today
October 22nd, 2020  
A lovely find and capture.Fav.😊. Hope the head's OK now.Used to get them myself years ago, luckily I no longer get them
October 22nd, 2020  
Wonderful pic!
October 22nd, 2020  
I like the way she seems to be peeking through the leaves
October 22nd, 2020  
Terrific capture and great light
October 22nd, 2020  
Jo
I like your composition here - it is as if the statue is trying to see what is hiding in the trees - hope you are feeling better.
October 22nd, 2020  
Great shot of this cute statue.
( Yes it did. A fact, I did getting home much earlier I wanted to.)
October 22nd, 2020  
Something else I didn’t know...when circumstances permit I’ll go have a look. Is she inside the walls or outside?
October 22nd, 2020  
The out-of-focus leaves accentuate the 'hidden' aspect; I think it works very well.
October 22nd, 2020  
So pretty! Love the capture...fav.
October 23rd, 2020  
Pretty little girl sculpture fav
October 23rd, 2020  
Such a lovely statue and perfect framing
October 23rd, 2020  
Lovely statue. How cute to have this close to home. Beautiful shot.
October 23rd, 2020  
This is such a lovely statue. I wonder what the connection is.
October 23rd, 2020  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

There will be more hidden York shots, but it could be a while since there has been an increase in Covid-19 cases in the city, so Katharine and I are spending more time at home and are doing as much shopping as we can online.

Thank you to all who hoped I had recovered from my migraine attack - yes I have just tiredness now, a normal side effect of a severe attack.

Ian
October 23rd, 2020  
@jesika2

Jessika, it is inside the walls, about 100 metres along the wall walk from Bootham Bar, roughly where the walkway widens. I hope you find it OK.

Ian
October 23rd, 2020  
@fishers thanks just hope I remember about it when I next venture into town which won’t be any time soon!
October 23rd, 2020  
@jesika2 If you have Facebook, it's worth looking at The Press Camera Club page. A search of the photos with the tag #hiddenyork will throw up a lot of hidden features that were posted in September.

Ian
October 23rd, 2020  
@fishers thanks but I don’t have Facebook and doubt I shall
October 23rd, 2020  
Sweet
October 24th, 2020  
@pdulis

Thank you Peter.

Ian
October 29th, 2020  
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