Seven stunning photographs which show how York has changed

This isn't a view that springs to most people's minds when they think of York: it's the Navigation Road Bridge. Photographs: Nigel Holland
19 Aug 2017 @ 9.07 pm
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This isn’t a view that springs to most people’s minds when they think of York: it’s the Navigation Road Bridge. Photographs: Nigel Holland

Photographer Nigel Holland has worked in York for more than 30 years.

And in that time he has documented the changing face of the city.

In recent years he has been taking a series of pictures which show how far those changes have come.

Almost like modern-day oil paintings, these beautiful and compelling images capture a very different side to the city from the popular tourist snapshots of Minster, walls and cobbled streets.

All these brilliant images are by York freelance photographer Nigel Holland

You can contact Nigel by email here

Rowntree’s Wharfe on the River Foss – with new flats opposite

York is not the museum piece stuck in history, like so many people think. So much of it has changed in recent years. As Nigel says…

Bistros and bars have replaced the barges behind the old Herald building, and the bridge at Navigation Road resembles a Star Wars docking station – so different to our usual traditional York bridges.


And with so much of the city earmarked for new developments, it is likely that Nigel will be kept busy capturing the changing face of York for many years to come.

Hungate – far from the slums of old
In this view of Hiscox, Nigel captures the old city reflected in the windows
The new face of York – the Hiscox building on Peasholme Green, and the modern flats reflected in the mirror-like frontage
One of the city’s most overtly modern buildings – York St John University
This used to be the old York Herald and Yorkshire Evening Press offices; now it’s a buzzy bar area