On the River Ouse in the foreground, there are four white leisure boats moored against the quayside wall.
In the middleground, dozens of people are relaxing in the al-fresco dining areas that have been laid-out on the quayside.
A variety of attractive historic buildings form the background of the image. These cover a range of periods and styles. Most are constructed with red or brown brick walls, although one has a stone-built ground floor, with a white-rendered (timber-framed) first floor and a second floor window let into the apex of the gable end wall. The rather grand looking building with brick walls and stone quoins (top-right) is Cumberland House.
The moored leisure boats and al-fresco diners add a Mediterranean atmosphere to this otherwise quintessentially English riverside scene.
It is interesting to compare this image with York River Ouse in Flood at Kings Staith p01.