Pier Lane

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Lots of "ginnels" (alleyways) thread their way through the maze of houses that cling to the valley side in this antiquated hotch-potch of dwellings that make up the old town. It is said that during the reign of Henry 8th, the young men of the town knew these escape routes and could blindly run through them in the black pitch of night to escape the King Henry's Press-Gangs

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Comments (16)

Buts Yuri on September 22, 2011

Wonderful city landscape! LIKE! Greetings from Ukraine. Yuri.

Rosalyn Hilborne on September 23, 2011

I love this kind of picture. I have just come back from Dartmouth and there are so many steep stepped walkways there. Somewhere along the line my lens got dirty so a lot of my pictures are spoilt. This one makes up for it. L+F.

Cheers, Rosa.

Michael Stettner on September 23, 2011

Very nice angle and well framed. Like Best regards, Michael

Free Wheels on September 25, 2011

This is right up my alley, Jim. L & Y*

&ri.co on September 26, 2011

very very nice photo!! like!!

Juan PIXELECTA on September 29, 2011

Un paisaje imponente desde la ventana. Me gusta el color AXOTA. Lk

Christos Theodorou on October 10, 2011

A beautiful cityscape very well taken – Hello from Greece

Neil Grimwood on October 10, 2011

Nicely done Jim, i like this type of shot,there always seems to be something new to see in your home town,no doubt you know all the little alleyways;-))

All the best...Neil.

Silvyp on October 29, 2011

a window for the pier. Amazing picture

Antal Julianna Bohun… on November 2, 2011

Superb photo.Like. Greetings from Hungary,Julianna

aggeliki.k on November 3, 2011

Very beautiful photo.


Renáta Kuss on November 8, 2011

Tremendous image, my friend ... I see the clock tower is getting some maintenance done! >>L&F<<

Enjoy what is left of the autumn season! :D

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 26, 2011

My sincere thanks to you all for your charming comments and friendly visits..I write below, in response to Renatas comment regarding the Parish Church, some details that you might find interesting.


♦Rosa♦~~~Special thanks Rosa..I'm flattered :)


3_Wheels~~~I like your sense of humour their Mark :)) and of course, I'm delighted for your YS!



Christos Theodorou

Neil Grimwood~~Aye! that's right Neil, my first primary schools were a stones throw from here!


antal julianna


۞₪๑ .Renata.K. ๑₪۞~~~~You are too kind Renata---I can feel my ego swelling uncontrollably and that is a bad weakness :)) I am truly grateful for your lovely compliment! As for the old church of Saint Mary, it has stood here since 1110, so I reckon any structure that has stood for 900 years deserves a bit of TLC..

**_There are a few interesting facts regarding this wonderful church..

It is one hundred years older than the ruined Abbey nearby----

The clock tower has four faces yet only two clocks...the thinking at the time was that only two of them can be seen from the land! so why waste money!

There is a full peel of eight bells in that belfry and a full team of bell ringers who practice honing their bell ringing skills each Thursday evening..The glorious sound of those bells can be heard ringing loudly all around the district.

On special occasions, and most Sunday mornings, the township resounds from the melodious tones as the ringers put the bells through their paces with some complicated changes :)_**

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 :)


Ian Stehbens on December 2, 2011

Greetings Jim. I love to return to your images of the Whitby classics. While I have been working in Tonga these last 3 years, and delving into its history, Cook and Whitby have often been on my mind, and so that automatically included you. I don't know whether you would ever find a copy of the Tonga Book by Martin that tells the experience of William Mariner who lived in Tonga in the first decade of the 19th century, but it is a great read.


Marilyn Whiteley on February 16, 2012

Wonderful composition, Jim, and lovely colours!

Cheers, Marilyn

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 2, 2012

Ian Stehbens~~~~~Fascinating links here Ian..There must be a great deal of lore and legend written into the annals of Tongan history, since the islanders lives were so dramatically changed by events which took place during the intrusion of the island by various navigators and their lustful crews..I found an extract from the accounts of Dr John Martin whom you referred to above..regarding the misfortunes of William Mariner, written in the style typical of the 18th/19th century narrators! Mariner was a very lucky man to survive the ordeal!

Marilyn Whiteley~~~A warm welcome Marilyn, my mail box is overflowing since I was unfortunately cut off from the net for two months and I'm still playing catch-up..It's good to receive your visit and I'm delighted for your kind appraisal :)

To you both I express my sincere thanks for stopping by!


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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
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