The Old Town

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The old town, as seen from my bedroom window..It is a truly remarkable view and one that I shall never tire of!----Photography, as a hobby, has grown on me since realising the potential of modern digital cameras!---I have dabbled with 35mm SLR film cameras in the past but gave it up due to the prohibitive cost of processing. Since becoming mildly computer literate, digital processing has opened a whole new world for me and this technology has allowed me to build up my confidence to take photos. Panoramio has been the perfect conduit to share my snapshots and has given me the opportunity to join and participate in the family that is Panoramio..and for that I am truly thankful!

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MBagyinszky on February 14, 2008

Please, do not say that this is from your window!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 14, 2008

Misi. you just know it is, are'nt I a lucky duck?

ydee on April 9, 2008

End of the pic's travel in Whitby. Thanks to my guide.


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 9, 2008

I sincerely hope you enjoyed your tour round my little patch ydee--You are always wellcome.

Best wishes.


jadransko on April 9, 2008

Hi Jim! You have the beautiful view! I have the view on the Old Town after the right side of the window (you already saw this ). I have the view on the large building (antique palace ) where opposite there are the windows of offices.One official stares this binoculars on me when recently I am in the window and take photo. Uf..... :( HA! Cheers, EDITA

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 9, 2008

Hello EDITA.

Your Voyeur with the binoculars,----------- you should not encourage him with your evocative poses.--- Try a little low light and some skimpy under-wear, that should do the trick !!!! (^j-) Cheers.


jadransko on April 9, 2008

HA-HA! Thanks for the advice Jim! :) EDITA :)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 9, 2008

I have not yet seen you in daylight Edita. I caught a fleeting glimpse of a dusky maiden in a photo of Teresaspy. Are you too modest to appear in the camera lens ??--maybe a little stage-shy eh ??-----(^j-)


jadransko on April 9, 2008
Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 9, 2008

Hello, pleased to meet you face to face and thanks for the link Edita



xabijavi on April 24, 2008

Bella!!gran luz,congratulations.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 4, 2008

Saluti e benvenuti Javier.

Apprezzo la vostra visita, la commento e amichevole.



Ed. Rodríguez Prati on May 13, 2008

Fantastic view! This is the essence of the picturesque. I'm glad that in England still exist these places you share, greetings

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 21, 2008

Dear Rodriguez. I apologise for my late response. I have too little time to spend here in panoramio. It is fine weather now , and I spend many long hours on my fishing boat.

I am so glad you enjoyed this photo Rodriguez and I am happy to welcome you here. Thankyou so much for your thoughtfull words.


Ed. Rodríguez Prati on May 21, 2008

Thanks for answering Jim, I envy you for spenting your time enjoying on your boat, or is it fisherman work?

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 23, 2008

Greetings Rodriguez.

I do not fish commercially. It is done for pleasure since I am a retired person with a nice fishing boat and plenty of time on my hands. I enjoy your feedback. Thankyou.



stephan Seo on June 6, 2008

Hi! Jim ,

It certainly is a beautiful view to have, these houses are pretty and the picture of the fortress are great, a most classical architecture.I think you may be wandered about in the streets for beautiful capture.

Have a nice weekend Jim

Greetings,Stephan from Seoul

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 6, 2008

Greetings Stephan. I do so enjoy your kind and thoughtful comments.

This picture is taken from my home. I am sure that you would enjoy this old town as much as me.

All nations have their beauty, none more so than Korea.

Thankyou for staying a while Stephan.

Your friend.


stephan Seo on June 7, 2008

Is this a graveyard and view to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin on the hill? Jim!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 8, 2008

Thankyou for your visit Stephan.

Yes you are correct, this is that church and the graveyard can be seen all around the building.

Over the centuries past, many of the graves have fallen victim to coastal errosion causing them to slide down the cliff sometimes exposing the mortal remains. The grave-yard is no longer in use.

The square tower houses the 8 church bells that are rung by a trained team of Bell Ringers who practice every thursday evening. The sound of these beautiful bells can be heard all around the town.

Sunday morning prayers are accompanied by these haunting mellow chimes.

Thanks for stopping by Stephan.


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 13, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2007/02/06 15:52:55
    • Exposure: 0.007s
    • Focal Length: 37.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash