Sunday, 7 August 2011

YORK: Tower Gardens

On August 5th 2010 me and Joe got engaged. It's amazing to think a whole year has gone by since Joe proposed on a bench in the Tower Gardens by the River in York - named after the famous Clifford's Tower [bottom picture]. We'd spent the morning travelling back from Manchester Airport and were all excited about our little weeks holiday together as tourists in York, I know I wasn't properly blogging at the time, so none of these ever really got mentioned sadly. We'd planed a trip on the night cruise on the river boat and ended up, killing time just walking along the river and sitting on a bench watching the boats cruise up and down. It was then that that bench became christened as "ours" just as Joe asked me to marry him. We'd return to to same spot in March this year only to find it was no longer there! Perhaps another winter river flooding caused its removal.

I hadn't been back to "our" bench until the year anniversary [if we can call it that] of our engagement, the idea of it always felt so odd going there without Joe, but I wanted to visually capture the gardens, the river, all the boats and the warehouse [named as the Bonding Warehouse] which we use to talk about while sitting on our bench or on the cut down tree trunk by the edge. I think every time we head back to York we'll always pop in and visit our spot, it has so many happy memories of our time together and beginning our future. I just wish Joe could have visited it again with me.

9 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely post and what a gorgeous place to get engaged, York is such a special city! Congratulations on your 1st year engaged! :-)

    Jem xXx

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  3. Absolutely stunning photos and a beautiful story to accompany them! xx

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  4. Aaaaw, happy 1 year anniversary!! Lovely pictures!! xx

    http://justsunnysideup.blogspot.com/

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  5. Such pretty pictures, love the style xx

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  6. Thank you everyone, was a super special day. Just want to get married now!

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