As can be seen by the clothing this is not an October scene but the middle of summer and a warm day in York (tourist central by York Minster). I can't remember what the peripatetic pianist was playing but he was in prime position as this is a joining of many pathways. When he gets thirsty for a pint it is possible to call into the pub on the far right which was built on the site of where a notorious plotter was born, and takes his name -
And as the rhyme goes:-
That was way back in 1605 and everybody still enjoys the bonfires and fireworks that November 5th brings every year. Fast forward a couple of centuries and a overheated chimney flue meant the whole edifice burnt to the ground anyway (wonderfully captured by JMW Turner who painted the blaze in watercolour sketches from a barge on the Thames)."Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s mercy he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match."
|Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament, London|
So I'll just keep it to a virtual disaster with a heat map.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet sojourning this week at P