Last Week’s Shoot – Ripon and Harrogate

I had a trip up to Ripon last week – not specifically for a shoot, but I popped my little E-M10 Olympus in my bag (it doesn’t take up much room) just in case!  The weather was a bit overcast, but it was quite nice for spring flowers, so I had a look at the daffodils at the cathedral.

Ripon Cathedral in Spring, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Ripon Cathedral in Spring, Ripon, North Yorkshire

While I was there, the sun popped out and there was a patch of blue sky for a short time, which was a bonus!

I thought I’d have a walk round to Spa Gardens to see how the spring flowers looked there – but the light went a bit gloomy and it wasn’t great, so I had a close look at the Alice In Wonderland tree trunk sculpture, which is always fun…

Eat Me Wood Carving Ripon
“Eat Me” wood carving detail on the Alice in Wonderland sculpture in Spa Gardens

In case you were wondering, there is a “Drink Me” bottle as well!

On the way back from the gardens I went along Firby Street, passing the community hospital.  It’s in a rather fine listed former dispensary building…

Ripon Community Hospital, a grade II listed former dispensary on Firby Lane
Ripon Community Hospital, a grade II listed former dispensary on Firby Lane

I hopped on the 36 back to Harrogate on my way home, but was in the mood for photographing spring flowers, so I went in search of more in Valley Gardens.  However, what stood out was the lovely old Magnesia Pump Room, with a hint of blossom in the trees…

The restored Magnesia Well Pump Room in Valley Gardens
The restored Magnesia Well Pump Room in Valley Gardens

I had a wander along The Stray before catching the bus back to Knaresborough where a nice crop daffodils caught my eye – though it’s difficult to photograph them without relentless traffic in the background!

Daffodils in bloom on The Stray in Harrogate
Daffodils in bloom on The Stray in Harrogate

As always, all the images are in the North Yorkshire gallery on the website.

About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a landscape and travel photographer specialising in Yorkshire, England. He supplies licensed images, prints and calendars through marksunderland.com - the source for Images of Yorkshire - and also runs photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales with Natural Light Workshops.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.