Time to update the archive! This is a short length of Blossom Street, right next to Micklegate Bar, the ancient and most significant south west gateway into the walled City of York. You can just see the stonework to the right of this sketch which leads up to the pale limestone city walls, some parts which date back to Roman times.
I went to school across the road from these buildings and grew up knowing the gruesome history of Micklegate Bar – it was where the severed heads of traitors were displayed on spikes. One of those facts that once you know it, you never forget. Moving swiftly on – here’s the corner of Blossom Street with Queen Street which leads down to the station.
Here is the last of this cluster of buildings, a short stretch on the Great North Road but significant to me as Kim in Blossom Street Gallery stocks my prints of York!
If you are passing – please call in and have a look around, its a beautiful gallery!
To see these drawings as a whole and more of my street drawings, please visit my website Drawing the Street.
Thanks for reading,