As a pre-Christmas treat we flew to New York. This was only my second trip to the US ever so I had plenty to do and see.
It’s an impressive city, across six days we managed to walk for 25 hours. And we only scratched the surface.
Here are some pictures from the trip. And just as a note it was late November/early December when we went over and the festive season was already in full swing.
An afternoon walk is not a usual Easter tradition for me, but this year in between chocolate and a roast we wandered to a new bit of Sheffield for us.
I knew the story behind the city’s amphitheatre and the Park Hill flats but I’d never walked up there before. I see them on an almost daily basis with my walk to the station so we finally went to go and find out more.
I learnt that it’s very quiet up there and is also a good example of Sheffield’s green credentials. You also get some fantastic views of the city. It was the wrong time of day to take good photos, the sun was right in my eyes, so these photos are actually heavily processed. Again it’s just photos on my phone and the tweaking was all done by Google’s automatic features.
To mark Peter Capaldi’s tenure Doctor Who upgraded from the small screen to the big screen as the first episode of the new series premiered at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. It was a popular event but somehow I managed to get tickets so it was a chance to see the new Doctor Who and visit beautiful Cardiff.
Here’s some of my photographs inlcuding the Cardiff Bay, grand buildings in the city centre and Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman from Doctor Who.
Since I moved to Sheffield it’s felt that Yorkshire has been very excited by the Tour de France. This year the Grand Depart took place in Yorkshire, the first stage between Leeds and Harrogate and the second stage between York and Sheffield.
There were several places in Sheffield celebrating the day, but we went to Meadowhall to go to the Fanfest and cyclists passed by before the finish line at the nearby Motorpoint Arena. These are some photos I took of the day on my phone.
Google automatically made some of my photos into gifs, they aren’t perfect but I think it’s an interesting way to show off the photos.
To celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire there are also many cultural events happening in the county in the next few months. The Tour de Cinema is an outdoor film event with many outdoor screenings across Yorkshire and Malham Cove played host to a giant screen on Saturday 26th April.
People were encouraged to cycle to the unusual location to watch cycling themed films from The Yorkshire Film Archive. I volunteered to help at the event and it was great to see people enjoying this event in such a beautiful location. Here are some photos I took on the day.
I’ve been discovering more about Sheffield and this week I walked to the Botanical Gardens.
There was plenty of pretty flowers, including some Bird of Paradise flowers, and I tried to take lots of arty photos with my smartphone.