I was looking for woodland on my walk this week – and I found it, to a degree, behind the colour in construction of the Science and Technology Block of York University.
It was open woodland straggling along the back of the university which I picked up again on my return across open fields. The colours used in the modern buildings reflected those of older walls surrounding the adjacent York House BIRT facility. I enjoyed the colour in both as well as the textures and patterns in the old, and the cleanliness and hard edges of the new.
While I may not have found what I think of as woodland in the York area, I did have a very pleasant 90 minute walk which was largely amongst trees. If York does not have woodland, it does have a profusion of large mature trees all over the city which give it much of its attractive character along with the castle walls, cathedral, old streets and the River Ouse.
Thanks for taking us on this lovely walk today, Alastair. I like your appreciation for color and texture, and of course I, too, always walk with the hopes of finding trees and woods. You succeeded.
Thanks Jet. We have so many woodland parks both rural and urban in Wales, I find it odd for them not to be in York.