Blog Roll, Street Photography

A most positive busker

Taken in York, UK August 2018. This busker was playing the tune “Yakety Yak” Otherwise known as “The Benny Hill theme.” The public was stopped in it’s tracks gathering around listening to the joyful comic rendition of this classic comedy song. It would not work in black and white this street photograph, there is too much positivity in it.

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York, 2018
Blog Roll, Musings of a Photographer

Constantine the Great

Constantine came to Britain in AD 305. After his father’s death in AD306 Constantine was proclaimed Emperor by the soldiers in York. Constantine united the whole of the Roman Empire under one ruler bringing to end 80 years, three generations of fragmented rule. Constantine’s place in the history of York is firmly sealed.

During Constantine’s reign Christianity began to transition to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. … In 313, Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan decriminalizing Christian worship.

This statue of the Emperor Constantine is located on the site of York Minster Where he was declared Emperor. On the limestone statue base are the words “Constantine. By this sign conquer”.

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Constantine The Great (AD 306-337)