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Photo #187750

[Image taken 17.11.22] Peasholme Green/The Stonebow, (Hiscox Building/The Black Swan/Hungate development), York. ‘Cyril’ is one of ten nutcrackers in an eponymous trail: I have a complete comprehension failure. Why? Because it seems they are all the same – unpainted. [UPDATE: See link to 'John' below.] They also only have one function. Nutcrackers open. So why can't you engage or interact with them? Perhaps put rubbish into them? As it is they feel like clutter. I'm likely sore because once when I asked for signage to support active travel - Narrow lanes. Do not overtake cyclists - it was been knocked back because the signs would constitute "clutter". Plus it feels as if this city does so many things on the cheap and the results look tawdry. I’d feel gulled if I were a tourist – of any age. Where’s the fun if they are colourless clones? The annual ice trail (, by contrast, is worthwhile – for all ages. Each design is different. Each shows skill. Some are humorous. Plus they change… when temperatures climb. Location of Cyril: #187751. Other images in the trail: Cosmo, #187752, John: #187828, Lancelot: #187880,

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