Crisp and Clear in Whitby

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Taken during a very cold spell covering the period of Christmas festivities of 2009, a very white Christmas indeed.

The grave stones on the east cliff, adjacent to the XII century St Mary's Parish church, can be seen leaning towards the steep valley sides. Over hundreds of years, the land has slipped inexorably taking the graves along with it. In fact, there are a few instances where ancient graves, hundreds of years old have slipped off the edge of the cliff, exposing the mortal remains for all to see. Of course, they were respectfully re-interred elsewhere.

Erosion of the cliffs in front of the church has caused the bell tower to lean outwards, this is quite noticeable in the shot.

As a matter of interest, the Parish church is at least 100 years older than the ruined XIIIc abbey standing nearby.

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Comments (94)

César Pérez Ortega on December 31, 2009

Salud para ti y los tuyos. Feliz 2010, Jim. Cesar.

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on December 31, 2009

MAGNIFICENT PHOTO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NATUSKA

Samantha Lacy ღ on December 31, 2009

Another stunning shot from this series Jim and another Y* too!

:)) Sam

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 1, 2010

In a few minutes time, 2009 will be history, but for you my dear friends, it is the start of a new year which I sincerely hope will be good to you all!!


逃离城市 ;>) 逃離城市 ;>))我一直很高興認識你親愛的逃離...你可愛的評論和周到的字眼是最值得高興的!

我所有的Panoramio的朋友,您的畫廊是我最喜歡的 ;>))

César Pérez Ortega, ~ ~ ~ su visita y un saludo especial son muy apreciadas Cesar ;>)

Faintlightofdawn~~~Best wishes Fain...

《阿鵬》B@ngk☺k~~~You came bearing gifts wo~ra~pong...and I am delighted ;>) Many thanks ;>)

©junebug,~~~I am delighted that you like this photo Anne ;>)...the YS means a great deal to me ;>)

Bánfalvi Suzi Natusk…~~~It realy is 2010 now Natuska and another year of happy exchanges to look forward to ;>)

Freddie 7 Samantha~~~Special NEW YEAR wishes for you dear Sam!! Now it really is next year ;>)

Kind regards to you all ;>)


Sarah O on January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU, JIM Hope you are celebrating in good style over there, We have another 4 hours of '09 to go before we welcome 2010.....Have a good one!

Best regards/ Sarah

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 1, 2010

You too dear Sarah O~~~Festivities are well in hand, fireworks have been popping for hours, happy revellers sing and call out their greetings all around!!

I'm just catching up with lots of mail so it was a lovely surprise to get your message just before I retire for my first sleep of the new year!!

Warm and sincere wishes for your health and happiness Sarah ;>)

Here's to many more friendly chats with you in 2010 ;>)



Sarah O on January 1, 2010

Dear Jim absolutely, more friendly chats in 2010...I agree. Goodnight then, I have another couple hours before I see 2010, you're already there, so how is it so far. ;))) I hope it looks great dear Jim...

hugs to you for the new year/ Sarah

buwi on January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, Jim, Whitby looks very nice with snow and the sun is our best friend! Best wishes to 2010, Bea

Holger Bauer on January 2, 2010

Hi AXOTA, nice at wintertime all looks so calm and quiet, no problems to be seen:)))) A very peaceful and healthy Happy New Year Cheers from Bangkok pivatana

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 2, 2010

Thank you dear friends for all your lovely comments and special wishes ;>)

Sarah O



Wishing you all A Very Happy New Year from the UK

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Argenna on January 2, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR and all your dreams come true !

Sincerely, Argenna

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 2, 2010

Good to see you Argenna ;>) thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughtful wishes ;>)

Warm regards ;>)


Theolfa on January 2, 2010

Beautiful view, Jim, and a beautiful pallette of oranges and blues, and the contrast of sunlight and shade. A keeper! ☆ Happy 2010! Theolfa

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 2, 2010

WOW Theolfa, that's so encouraging and I'm gobsmacked...that means a lot to me you know ;>)

Warm and sincere wishes coming your way Theolfa..I'm looking forward to seeing more of your superb gallery in 2010 ;>)


Irina Ivanova on January 4, 2010

Hi, AXOTA , Happy new year! you've got beautiful pictures!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 4, 2010

Greetings irina_alexiv ;>).I'm grateful for your friendly visit and lovely compliment ;>)

Kind regards


Michel Chanaud (Sarl… on January 4, 2010

Many nice views of a white Whitby. Once again, Happy New Year for you Jim (so, too bad for the fish ! )

kevin mcvay on January 5, 2010

hi A good composition. lovely nice gallery Postcard Quality

Paula K on January 5, 2010

Great shot Jim, a Happy New Year to you too!


Fishw on January 6, 2010

Great picture !

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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
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