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)

Petru Cristescu on September 11, 2010

Excelent! It looks like a nice place to live in!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 11, 2010

daybog..apologies for the long delay in my response..your good comment and friendly visit is much appreciated ;>)

M.Curran~~~~thanks Martin..this is a view I love and enjoy every single day..The light varies greatly according to the seasons and of course the mood of the weather..

Petru Cristescu~~~~I consider my self fortunate in living at this beautiful location. It is a pleasure to share this with you Petru..Thank you for stopping by ;>)

Kind regards to you all ;>)



matsljungberg on September 22, 2010

Nice to see some snow in England. Beautiful view of the town. Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 22, 2010

matsljungberg...Greetings Mats ;>) I have enjoyed your visits and good comments tonight. I am pleased you stopped by

Kind regards ;>)


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on September 28, 2010

Like yourself Clive, I am privileged to live amongst some great scenery..I'm glad you came to share it with me ;>)

Kind regards


mick a on November 22, 2010


mick a on April 3, 2011

great winter & town view good light , well taken

Reza tahmasbi on January 14, 2012

Picture is very beautiful.

And extraordinary

Best wishes from Iran . Reza

GasGasL€X on August 6, 2012

Incredibly beautiful scene youve captured here Jim but the snow, ice & cold... nup you can keep it... looks lovely in a photo... :) Cheers from Australia.. ~Lex

psonja on December 22, 2012

and absolutly lovely winter picture F+L

greetings from


Reinhard Kerkeling on January 6, 2013

I havn`t been in England at wintertime. It looks pretty, greetings Reinhard

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 6, 2013

My humble apologies guys for this belated response

mick a~~That's a good idea Mick, perhaps I will next Christmas!

Reza tahmasbi~~~Your'e most welcome Reza :) I appreciate your fine compliment!

GasGas~~~Are you so sure that you would not like just a little of this super cool weather Lex..after what you've been experiencing "down under"..I heard the news about those poor souls in Tasmania..that's a shocker!

psonja~~~~I'm so flattered by your generous praise Sonja, thank you for your thoughts on this photo!

Reinhard Kerkeling~~~A warm welcome Reinhard :) To be honest, winters like this are quite rare at sea level but when it snows, there are few places on earth as pretty as Whitby!

I extend my sincere gratitude to you all for your visits and precious feed-back and especially for the YSL's_



© PiGi'Franco on January 21, 2013

Very nice winter shot, Jim! I like it.

Best wishes. PiGì

coffee55 on August 26, 2014

After looking at this crispy and colouful shot, I feel as though I want to wish you a premature happy Christmas Jim! :)

Noticing when it was taken, maybe a happy New-year would be more appropriate though. :)

Whichever one applies, this photo' of the chimney-pots and abbey of old Whitby catching the early/late warmth of the sun, deserves a humongous "like"!

Sunny regards, ~ :D

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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
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