Which way is up?

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Comments (19)

Fred Fouarge on February 23, 2008

Good picture AXOTA.jim,now i see how much rise the streets in whitby,but i think with the smallest acceleration our speed/one from 21/i take the top!My longs have a good condition,on my 38 year i stops with smoking. Jim, Paulmartinyoung isnt a dutch,he speaks so very good my language. greetings. from the south of holland.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 23, 2008

I smile at you Fred because I have this image of Mr Fouarge(Shaken but not stirred) running up these steps being chased by the local militia for pretending to be Mr Bond.

So I hope you get to the top very soon.

You did the sensible thing like me Fred to stop smoking. I also stopped in 1982.

Yes,I too was impressed with Paulmartinyoungs command of Dutch.

Special Greetings to you Fred.


Paula K on May 14, 2008

Oh, now this is lovely! This is such a photogenic area in Whitby. I just don't know how you manage to make people disappear!! I have been in Whitby during the summer, autumn, winter and spring and the streets are NEVER empty! No matter how cold!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 15, 2008

You are so right Paula, there are rarely any times when things are this quiet. It was a lucky day for me.

Paul and I have often commented of the impact that humans make on the life of a tourist trap like Whitby. I sometimes feel that it is like living in a goldfish bowl.

It is this sense of constant entrapment that makes my sojourn to the ocean feel all the more like freedom.(thats the philosopher in me).

You know how much I appreciate your friendly comments and visit. Thankyou Paula.


AvtoVitrina Avtovitr… on July 4, 2008

What little street! As in a fairy-tale the Wonderful picture!

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 4, 2008

Thaqnkyou for your great comment AvtoVitrina

If you could walk down this hill and around the corner to the left THISis what you would find. More fairy-tail streets.

Thanks for taking the time to stay a while.



diannemcd on October 31, 2008

Your lovely villages make great photos. Dianne

John Adamson on November 27, 2008

Another really nice shot Jim, Two sets of steps that look to be from quite different times. One for up and one for down?? Well done.

Greetings from Indonesia, John

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 9, 2008

Thanks so much for your great comments

Dianne--I am fortunate living in this town where it has taken many centuries to create what you see here.

John--since you visited this photo, it has been selected from a number of other photos for the LOOK ROUND series. I am so proud to have my photos chosen

Your appreciation is inspirational!!

Kind regards to you both----Jim

Jean Gregory Evans on January 8, 2009

Jim, that's a M.C. Escher question, isn't it? Really cool photos and title too. It is a really cool Look Around!


pedrocut on January 10, 2009


It must be nearly 30 years since I was last in Whitby and, as Paula says, it is great to see the place with so few people. The lone person reminds me of how places used to be on a Sunday morning!

We enjoyed a walk around the streets and I recognized those steps straight away. We enjoyed a nice couple of pints in a pub and great fish and chips.

Reading the comments took me back to the visit and one thing I remember about the pup was looking at the pictures on the wall concerning Captain Cook, the other was how smoky it was in there!

Regards Peter

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 7, 2009

Greetings Jean, I'm a bit naughty aren't I. It is a long time since I visited this region of my gallery. It reminds me never to exceed 20 pages ;>)

Hello Peter, well things haven't changed too much in 30 years. The town has been tidied (tarted) up, There are many more double yellows and traffic wardens too. We even have our very own HOBBY BOBBY replete with "ello ello ello" and funny walk!!

There are a few more Chippies, buskers too!!

The streets now BUZZ with tourists all the year round and there are a good many decent shops catering for their needs.

The fishing fleet is virtually non-exsistent, perhaps 20 boats in all, most of these are crabbers, fishing mainly for the lucrative Lobster!! Crabs are virtually a worthless catch.

The pub is still there and now smoke free!!

I like Whitby when it is quiet, that is almost impossible today ;>)


Jean Gregory Evans on April 7, 2009

Jim, does this mean that you have many galleries? If so, how do I find them?

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 8, 2009

Oh no Jean, Iv'e only the one gallery. Unlike yourself, I would find it too difficult to manage all the mail. (you don't realise how pathetically slow my typing skills are ;>) )

I must call in to see you later. Now, I have to put in a days work at the boatyard. There are jobs to do and people to please.

Cheers Jean ;>)


pedrocut on April 8, 2009

Thanks Jim,

It is interesting to see how places change, or indeed stay the same, and sad about the demise of our fishing fleets.

I used to smoke but can stand it now after about 30 years, and I really enjoy being able to come back from the hostelry without the clothes smelling of smoke.

I notice someone has left a nub end on the first paving slab to the right of the rail. I am getting paranoid?

Regards Peter

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on November 5, 2009

pedrocut~~~~Hello Peter, I'm doing some in-house maintenance until Pano gets the problem sorted!!

I am ashamed to say that I have been very remiss in dealing with past comments..I have been shocked to discover so many unread posts!!

How on earth people manage more than 12 pages efficiently, I'll never know ;>)

Thanks for your feed-back pal ;.)


Closed on October 2, 2010

Howdy Do Jim

I love this 1!! It's fan-freakin-tastic! Love the perspective and the great architecture! Tell me, did you get those 2 to dress all in black and walk around so you could shootem? Genius, my friend pure genius! Your take on it all is magnificent! These subjects captured by anyone else wouldn't smell as sweet! I'd write poetry for this photo... if I were any good at it ;)Great Work, my friend!

~WAVES~ from Canada, Gord's Girl

Ok.Lviv on January 19, 2011

Excellent photo! Thank you for visiting my page.

volnat on April 21, 2011

This way leads to the fabulous city, LIKE. Best greetings, volnat

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