York Riverside by fishers

York Riverside

Warmer weather and sunshine are a wonderful way to raise the spirits, and I thoroughly enjoyed my walk around York city centre on Monday.

This shot is one that isn't often possible, with the reflections of the riverside building. The River Ouse is often quite busy, with large tour boats, smaller self drive hire boats, lots of private boats and rowing club practices.

I'm looking north from Ouse Bridge towards the old Yorkshire Herald building. Originally the newspaper was published as the York Herald in 1790, becoming the Yorkshire Herald in 1890. In due course it merged into a larger company, and it's major title was the York Evening Press, and more recently the York Press.

Rolls of newsprint for the presses was delivered by barge. When the newspaper offices and presses moved to Walmgate, the newsprint was initially delivered by barge along the River Foss.

The area including the Yorkshire Herald building were redeveloped and some new building took place, with the area becoming primarily a recreational area, including a cinema, a bar and a restaurant. A riverside terrace was also created, giving nice riverside views though the supports for the terrace look rather ugly in this shot.

Ian
Lovely bit of nostalgia there. I always enjoy it when building change inside but retain the name engraved in the walls and some, if not all, of the original shape and structure. Reading this, suddenly all I could hear was that diminutive gentleman in his mac and flat cap who used to stand at the end of Stonegate and shout "press" to sell his newspapers.
February 17th, 2021  
What a lovely shot. The reflections and colours are so good. I guess this is one of the few positives at the moment, no one around to clutter up your shots. Fav.
February 17th, 2021  
Beautiful shot with the reflection. Great narrative
February 17th, 2021  
Wonderful capture, reflections
February 17th, 2021  
Very nice shot
February 17th, 2021  
Great reflections!
February 17th, 2021  
lovely reflections
February 17th, 2021  
Great POV and reflections.Fav­čśŐ
February 17th, 2021  
Nice reflections and info
February 17th, 2021  
terrific reflections
February 17th, 2021  
Wonderful reflections
February 17th, 2021  
Beautiful view and reflections.
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Not sure if its a good thing or not to have a busy river.
Great how York preserves their buildings and re-purposes them into something useful
February 17th, 2021  
Great shot of the buildings and there reflections in the river waters. Fav.
February 17th, 2021  
Wonderful reflections with plenty of colour
February 18th, 2021  
Fabulous reflections
February 18th, 2021  
Awesome capture and nice to see the place in the sunshine providing some lovely reflections. Very interesting story, too.
February 18th, 2021  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

It was wonderful to wander around the city centre, though it did seem rather strange with so few people around. Odd too to see the river so quiet, but much cleaner without all the pollution from boat engines.

Ian
February 18th, 2021  
@casablanca

I know what you mean about updating building interiors while maintaining their external character. It is lovely when that can be done, rather than todal demolition. I know what you mean about the newspaper seller as well. They are a rare sight now.

Ian
February 18th, 2021  
Beautiful reflections and colours.
February 25th, 2021  
@vesna0210

Thank you Vesna, the riverside walk is a nice place.

Ian
March 2nd, 2021  
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