Monday 4 June 2012: Busker
Every June Bank Holiday we are in York orienteering around the streets, parks, housing estates, ginnels and snickleways having great fun. The assembly is always in the centre of the city for maximum publicity and excitement but it means orienteers sometimes get tangled up with tourists and shoppers. Today I took over a 100 blips when I finished of runners either being completely ignored by the masses as they dodged through, or attracting a wide range of expressions from curiosity to encouragement to annoyance - they have been intriguing to look at afterwards on the computer!
On our way back to the station we took a few turns on the large wheel but sadly the blips taken from there were marred by the reflections and the slightly tinted glass so I have decided to go with this one of the busker. This guy was on the edge of our assembly area focused on playing his very difficult instrument (bassoon?) He wasn't making much money because of the number of people passing by and the noise from the market and traffic, but for quite some time this older guy stood very close and watched him play...and I watched them both. You'll be pleased to know I gave him a couple of quid!