"WHITBY" The Bigger 270 Degrees Picture~~~

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This photo was taken in 2009 from the corner of the Dock-end and Endeavour wharf...Much has happened since then...The fishing fleet has gone and so too has the Grand Turk square rigged man-o'-war..Sold to a French buyer for less than £two million..The 300 year old Angel Hotel is now clad entirely in scaffolding as it undergoes a multi million £pound make-over..The 100 year old swing bridge has been re-painted a rather bright red colour.

Sadly, due to the ravages of nature, there has been a land-slide under the row of cottages on the sky-line above the blue boat WY 102 on the far side of the harbour..

As I write this, contractors are demolishing the 150 year old cottages, brick by brick..There is no vehicular access to this terrace and a temporary road has been constructed to allow cherry-pickers and a dumper truck onto the site..

It is my intention to record the event with my camera once the demolition has been completed...

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Comments (103)

John de Crom on March 13, 2010

Very beautiful picture Jim. Greetings John.

Leo Roundtree on March 13, 2010


I don't know if I could get lost in Whitby, but I surely would like to try. Maybe someday...

Cheers, Leo

Norrel on March 14, 2010

Amazing panorama, Jim! By viewing this picture it looked like if I were standing in Whitby Harbour.

Herb Riddle on March 14, 2010

Can't go wrong with this kind of panorama Jim. I have an idea that you would have been planning this out for ages. Very well done, Herb

Jean Gregory Evans on March 14, 2010

Wow, Jim! The view from here is so nice! Your work is spectacular! So very well done. I stand here looking out for a long while all by myself, then I am joined by the comments above and I have to agree. We all think this is just super grand and fantastic and we ALL wish we were standing right here with you right now.


OH, forgot... Y* and Best Of!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 14, 2010

Greetings every one..I am quite amazed at the positive feedback and all your complimentary remarks..I do manage to squeeze out the occasional new angle on the old place..There are one or two other locations that I plan to compose other panoramics..I'm hoping to set up my tripod at the top of the West Pier lighthouse..now that could be interesting ;>)

Sarah O..well I hope you have good sea legs Sarah..even the harbour can be difficult at times ;>)

© MEHMET GÜÇLÜ...you are most welcome Mehmet..thank you ;>)

Joerg Petersen..I am certain that you would not be disappointed Joerg ;.)

John de Crom..as always, I am grateful for your kind appraisal ;.)

Leo Roundtree~~~Now's a good time to make the trip..The £/$ rate is heavily in your favour...anyway..you'd get the best guided tour if you came ;>)

Norrel..Well you could at low water..;>)

Herb Riddle----There's going to be a big void in a couple of weeks time when, sadly, the Grand Turk sets sail for her new home in France ;.)

jean-ge~~~nothing would bring me greater pleasure than to have you standing right next to me..but at least you came close..that's a fine compliment on my photo Jean..more so it coming from you ;>)

Many thanks for taking the time out to comment everyone..


>| Micha |< on March 15, 2010

Hello Jim,

brilliant panorama and fantastic harbour scene. I like it. 'BO'

Best wishes Micha

César Pérez Ortega on March 15, 2010

Hello Jim That beautiful panoramic photo. That day had a perfect light. I'm very envious of not being able to enjoy this privileged landscape. Voted!

AnonymousKiwi on March 16, 2010

My word, Jim. That is lovely. It sure is a gorgeous corner of the world that you live in.

Best wishes, Lisa

David Brown Photogra… on March 16, 2010

Oh very VERY nice Jim B

oat wakes are a menace to panorama makers and you have managed very well to avoid the chopped up water look. I see a triple taxi, that could well be three actual taxis (as I guess Whitby deserves at least three). I am intrigued that Subway has made its way to the nether regions now, it wasn't even on the map when I left the old country.

Is your boat in the picture. I bet it is.

All the best from North Carolina

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 16, 2010

>| Micha |<~~~I had given this shot some thought Micha..there are so many interesting features in the harbour..I hope that viewers will enjoy looking at it ;>) Many thanks for the B.O. ;>)

Cesar Perez Ortiga..I'm thankful for your kind appraisal Cesar..the vote means a lot to me ;>)

AnonymousKiwi~~~On a sunny day like this Lisa, the harbour looks most inviting..All the elements coincided to give the right conditions..Good light, high tide, a few boats and houses and there we go ;.)

Lesley Rigby~~~Hmmm! were you miss goody two shoes then Lesley?..

Having been brought up in a pub with ready access to fags and booze. Exposed to temptation, it is little wonder that I started smoking at 13 and drinking at a much earlier age..Although not a heavy drinker or smoker..giving up the dreaded weed in 1982..I still enjoy a drink..in moderation!

Hello Jethro ;>)) It is funny that you should mention SUBWAY I have no idea how long it has been there..It can only be a few months perhaps..It was my daughter Helen, phoning me a few weeks since from Northampton, "Have you tried SUBWAY Dad?" she asked. My stupid reply was "There are no subways to try in Whitby Helen"...derrrrrr! I had no idea what she was talking about!! I have yet to sample their product ;>) As for the triple taxis..that's a new one on me ;>)

I enjoyed all your comments folks..thanks for dropping in ;>)


Steve Paxton on March 16, 2010

Jim i see the news is the grand turk leaving for good? man what a shot i really see you beloved harbour in all its glory such a spot. not quite sure what to say but you should be doing more of them try two & three of a sunset you see the whole sky. keep it up. B/o from me Y* steve

Michel Chanaud (Sarl… on March 17, 2010

Superb ! Remind me many happy holidays moments...

Agnieszka C on March 17, 2010

Amazing view and beautiful panorama

Greetings from Poland Agnieszka

Amelia Royan on March 19, 2010

A photo that takes a long time to study Jim, and I should be in bed - but it's fascinating! I think we have eaten fish and chips here, walked across the bridge, visited the abbey and generally had a great time! Yes they Panorama shots don't look much in the thumbnails, but they are usually really wonderful to look at full screen. This gives a great impression of the town. Melissa will be so happy :)))

Greetings from the UK, Amelia

Hans-Michael Penzler on March 26, 2010

Hello Jim, very beautiful picture and a lovely place.

John Adamson on March 28, 2010

Hello Jim, this is a wonderful photo. You have captured the town and river scene and the boats so well. I have finally booked our UK trip and we will be in Whitby from August 14th until 20th. I had thought that maybe a bit long until I saw this and now can't wait for August. A YS for this fine shot Jim.

Greetings from Indonesia, John

Bernd Lang KN on April 1, 2010

Hi Jim! Thank you for sharing this beautiful vista of the cute little harbor with us ...

Best wishes from Good Old Germany, Bernd

not1word on April 3, 2010

That's an impressive shot, Jim. Very well put together.

Leo Roundtree on April 4, 2010


Here's wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter!

Leo & Meryl

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