I have visited York a good number of times over the years and always during the daytime, never at night. A few days ago I had the idea to go into York in the evening hoping to get shots of some of the ancient streets under the street lights. Well we arrived in York at 7 p.m and within two minutes I knew it was a mistake. I had forgotten it was a bank holiday weekend (easily done when you’re retired!) and the place was heaving with people, many of whom were well on the way to wearing their wobbly boots. To be honest I didn’t feel at all comfortable and eventually headed for the relative tranquility of the city walls as the light was fading. I took these two pictures as we walked along the wall heading for where it crosses Micklegate near to where we left the car and headed back into the countryside.