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Comments (119)

FDLEON on January 3, 2010

Good,old Yorkshire fishing village. Thanks you Jim. Greetings.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 17, 2010

FDLEON ~~~~apologies for this very late reply, I appreciate your visit and nice comment ;>)


Feitse Boerwinkel on June 20, 2010

Indeed JIM....Those painted houses remind me of a small island just off the coast of Venezuela that inh earlyer ages was in the hands of England and now belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands:: CURACAO.On that Island they use a lot of paint to color their sometimes very humble houses, but the more expensive buildings allso are decorated in many colours.This is a terrible nice shot:BO.

Greetings FEITSE.

Feitse Boerwinkel on July 7, 2010

My FAV.!!!!By visiting again.Ciao.

Best wishes FEIKA

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 11, 2010

Feika~~~~How very interesting. These houses are normally clad in a drab grey coloured pebble-dash.. painted in bright colours, they look fresh and clean ;>)

There are strict planning controls that forbid the use of non-authentic paint pigments..This ensures that the paint colours match those which were commonly available when the houses were first built over three hundred years ago..

Feitse, Your thoughtful feedback and generous praise means a great deal to me Thank you ;>)

Kind regards


stacy metcalf on January 7, 2011

Ooooh, am i ever glad i clicked on your link in a comment to SarahO. Love architecture, do not know how i missed this beauty before. liked (i know you dont want to hear it) and saved to my files. Awsome old pic and great new additions to your impressive gallery. best wishes from Canada

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 8, 2011

stacy metcalf~~~~Hi! Stacy ;>)

Well, I'm so glad you stopped by!..

Yes, Sarah O is a fine lady and creates the most scrumptious looking cakes on the planet...she's pretty handy with her camera too !!

You read me well there Stacy, all this tit-for-tat like thing is not required, desired or necessary..but I would hate to offend anyone for simply being polite....Any one bothering to leave any comment has my respect but not necessarily my vote, if you get my gist ;>)

I am humbled by your wonderful remarks Stacy..and flattered to have my photo saved to your faves (even if you did nor add the Y*)..

That you enjoyed the photo justifies my galleries existence ;>)

Kind regards sent your way!


Donnachaidh Dubh on January 17, 2011

Beautiful shot, shame about these god-awful wheelie bins, they spoil the best pictures, even here! ** and Greetings from Scotland

thor@odin™ on September 11, 2011

An explosion of colors dear Jim far from my inner picture of british semiattached houses :) The colors make you happy looking at it! Y*+like, Peter

Nick Weall on September 11, 2011

A YSL from my pallet too Wise Owl and it is great to see you adding your top five shots to paradise ~ Bestest wishes ~ pip pip ~ nick

Zelia Waltrick on September 17, 2011

Wondeful colors! Wonderful village! Perfect shot! Like + Fav.

Best wishes, Zélia

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 17, 2011

Donnachaidh Dubh~~~Apologies for the late reply Donnachaidh~~~~I could and should have removed said WB's in PS!

thor@odin™~~~Thanks for your fine praise here Peter ;) This ancient fishing village has changed little in 300 years..and it is a hidden gem, secluded in the deep cleft between towering cliffs. It draws tourists like a magnet..Thankfully, spaces for parking is at a premium so there is plenty of space in the village!

Nick Weall~~Friendly greetings Old Bean ;) If only my repartee was as fulsome as your wonderful wit and good humour Nick..Ah well, back to the drawing board!

Zelia Waltrick~~~A warm welcome Zelia ;) I'm most grateful for your generous and inspirational appraisal.., many thanks!

_ To you all, I express my sincere gratitude for your visits, precious comments, your endorsements, likes, especially the Y*'s and for taking the time to look!_

Kind regards :)


other1_f on September 17, 2011

well.. for sure the white house is a little piece of Eden! it has everything, even a small patio for my team! :))) beautiful, as well as your work, but this is not a news anymore. have a wonderful weekend and we are waiting you with more such gems! Elena :)

other1_f on September 17, 2011

sorry.. i forgot the Favorite, of course!! :)

Andrea Allasio on October 1, 2011

AXOTA, Thank you for participating to the NPC. Your photo is appropriate for the subject of this months. Please just edit the title of the picture to match the title of the post. Tnx. Greetings and good luck in the contest. Andrea Allasio, Oct 2011 NPC moderator.

Christos Theodorou on September 16, 2012

Great variety of colours and a beautiful capture. Hello from Athens.

Herve sam on April 14, 2013

J'arrive !!!

Darja Brus on January 28, 2014

Excellent!!! LIKE! Greetings from Slovenia, Darja.

RNLatvian on May 2, 2014

A very beautiful picture! Like! Greetings!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 7, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2009/05/07 15:00:08
    • Exposure: 0.004s
    • Focal Length: 8.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash