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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Comments (113)

逃离城市 on June 21, 2008

How beautiful place!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 24, 2008

You are most welcome flees the city

Thankyou for your visit.


Rai©Lui on October 4, 2008

You're a lucky guy: living with such an extraordinary look-out!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 14, 2008

Thanks for your friendly comment schwUPPs.

It is a view that has enthralled me for more than 60 years.

Warm regards---Jim

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 26, 2008

Simply beautiful! An Y*!

Regards, Mimi

mimipet's greeting

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 8, 2008

Thank you so much Mimi, I had not realised that you had started here, at the beginning.

The Y* and lovely words is praise indeed. It is a good feeling to know that you liked my photos.

Thanks for stopping a while Mimi, I enjoyed your visit.

Kind regards-----Jim

John Adamson on December 26, 2008

You have a great view indeed, Jim. Lovely light against the dark sky and framed by the bare twigs. Nicely done.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas, Jim and all the very best to you for the New Year. John

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 26, 2008

Always a pleasure to read your comments John, there are many occasions when these special conditions apply. It is for this reason that Whitby is known as the Gem of the Yorkshire Coast

Kind regards-----------------Jim

Amelia Royan on January 11, 2009

So here I am by royal command. ;-)

We've walked up here Jim, but the weather wasn't so good. It's a long time ago now, and I can't remember where we were staying at the time.

Lucky you having all this within such easy reach.

Greetings, Amelia

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 11, 2009

I consider myself fortunate Amelia, but there are many such appealing places in which to live, take your Norway for example. I would love to have lived there for a while, now that is a country with massive land and seascapes.

I don't think that I could live in a country with all that tropical heat. I feel most uncomfortable when the temperature exceeds about 28 C.

Glad you popped in. Is your heating OK now ?


Amelia Royan on January 11, 2009

All in working order again, but of course the temperature now is about 12C higher than yesterday. degrees.

I've also looked at your harbour shots and your bridges Jim, and I have a photo of Chirk aqueduct and viaduct that you might like.

Greets, Amelia

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 11, 2009

Yes Amelia, I do like the Chirk images. These photos are most engaging and portray the wonderful fabric of an age where the Great in Britain actually meant something ;>))


Amelia Royan on January 11, 2009

Now Jim, what you need to do is check your harbour tags.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 11, 2009

Thanks for the hint Amelia, you were right and now I hope that my tags are fixed. ;>)


Amelia Royan on January 11, 2009

No your tags seemed fine Jim, but ou need to look at some of the comments. :-)

Arzy Arzamas on May 17, 2009

AXOTA, excellent photo! Wonderful view and beautiful town! Greetings from Russian Federation from town Arzamas :-)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 17, 2009

Many thanks arzy, your visit and kind appraisal is most welcome ;>)


愛 Sylvietsak 女 on June 9, 2009

My dear Jim..I came at your home to say to you that I admire you from the first time I saw photographs of you..But this time as the summer came in Greece and it is very hot..with open windows and enough of dust..I have a lot of work to do at my house and I am very often out of it in any way..We will chat asap.About my would be egoistic to say something more than a thank you...I hope you understand..I am in Panoramio at my breaks for a little bit of rest for coffee and unfortunatelly a cigarette..I created a photo-tag so you are able to find my favorites if you want to understand what likes to me..About the photography I am still a student...

Nice to meet you too..


Steve Paxton on June 15, 2009

Jim i always say you can tell a lot about the person by looking at there first photo. the love of this town shines through this photo and indeed the whole gallery. all the best your friend in the west.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on June 16, 2009

Hello Sylvie, may I thank you for calling in ;>) it is a pleasure to welcome you to the land of my ancestors, here at my home ;>)

I do understand, that for you, Panoramio is a welcome diversion from the hum drum of life ;>) I do not condemn you for enjoying a cigarette, I too smoked and enjoyed the dreaded weed for more than 30 years.

Your beautiful and cultured country has always held a great fascination for me, yet I never had the chance to visit Greece. However, I was fortunate to visit Crete many years ago! An unforgettable and pleasurable experience ;>)

I shall revisit your gallery soon and we can have a good chat. I can see that you enjoy your photography, this, the catalyst that brought us to this place ;>)

Dear steve111, I must confess that this is the place that I truly feel at home, I belong here. You are most discerning in your assessment of my love for Whitby ;>)

I am most grateful Sylvie and Steve for your friendly visit and complimentary remarks ;>)

Warm regards to you both


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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