Monday, 23 May 2011


I took these photos on a recent trip to Krakow, Poland. This is the very famous St Mary's Church in the old market place (Stare Miasto), in the centre of the city. The story goes that two brothers competed to build the taller tower ...

A trumpeter sounds every hour to warn of a Tartar invasion.

Also found these -
The Jubilat building is not ugly - it's post-war-fab!

ooh yes, and this - a shop window stuffed full of vacuum cleaner bags!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Old Cinemas in York

"On the avenue, I'm taking you to ... 42nd Street", with Ruby Keeler, 1933
The facade of the former Odeon in York is listed, understandably ...

... it's a fine example of classic Art Deco architecture. See here .
Also, here is the former St. George's Cinema,1921,  in the classic style. It's next to Fairfax House.

The Electric Cinema, now a furniture shop, is in Fossgate.

Thank you for the images: CYC Imagine York

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Monday, 2 May 2011

Dedicated Follower of Fashion

Bought this little book for a fiver from Janette Ray's Arts bookshop on Bootham, York.

Some gorgeous books - was very tempted by a book on Erno Goldfinger at £110!

The Kinks, 1965