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Whitby Abbey 2/5

Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII. It is a Grade I Listed building in the care of English Heritage.   You may remember last week I mentioned my image being accepted for an exhibition.  If you have about 5 minutes to spare you can see a video [here] of the entire entry from my camera club, there are some very good images in it.

Whitby Abbey 2/5

Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII. It is a Grade I Listed building in the care of English Heritage.   You may remember last week I mentioned my image being accepted for an exhibition.  If you have about 5 minutes to spare you can see a video [here] of the entire entry from my camera club, there are some very good images in it.

comments (16)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 5 Mar 2013, 00:14
Lovely landscape Brian! I love seeing the old abbey, we don't have that type of structure here in the USA.

I took a few minutes to view the photos from you camera club and enjoyed each one. You are a brilliant photographer. I love the illuminated gravestones smile
Brian Walbey: You will see a bit more of the abbey during the week Frances from different angles. Thanks for looking at the video, there are some very talented photographers in my club as you will have seen, and only 8 of us, out of 20 members, put images up for selection. The gravestones one is going in a club competition later this year, I hope it does well, but that's down to the judge on the night, although Mike (blackdog) has given me the benefit of his thoughts with it he being a monochrome specialist.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Mar 2013, 00:30
Really like the glass-free rose-window, Brian...that's a gem!
Brian Walbey: It really shows up well against the sky doesn't it.
Wonderful - I love the angle, it shows off the window so nicely! Enjoyed the slideshow too!!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, on both counts.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Mar 2013, 07:26
Just think of what this place must have looked like in its prime!
Brian Walbey: I always think that whenever I go to one of these places Chris. Our forebears have a lot to answer for.
Such a landmark Brian. There are so many viewpoints aren't there?
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Bill, I am showing it from just a few angles in this short series. We didn't go in, English Heritage wanted quite a hefty admittance fee just to look at a ruin than one could see over the wall for free!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Mar 2013, 08:56
Saw yesterday's postcard view - this is more after my own heart. I like the fragments of suburban roof 'spoiling' the horizon.
Brian Walbey: I would be interested to read what you think of the next two days postings Mike, I suspect they will be more to your liking also. I did think about taking the roofs put ten decided not to.
I can't imagine seeing these old ruins. North America just doesn't have them.
Brian Walbey: We have lots of these all over the country Mary. If you Google Dissolution of the Monasteries you will find out why we do have so many, our forebears have a lot to answer for sadly.
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 5 Mar 2013, 09:24
Looks good behind this lush vegetation
Brian Walbey: I took this from the footpath running down from the car park.
  • Chad
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 5 Mar 2013, 09:39
This holey holy building stands as if defiant of nature and man to bring it down.
Brian Walbey: Indeed I bet at least some of it will be there for eons to come yet Chad.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Mar 2013, 10:26
this is a very impressive abbey ruin - and the rosette is a real gem! I remember this place and the view on the rough cliffs at the North-sea!
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a fine ruin Philine, but what a shame it has to be a ruin, some of our nations forebears have a lot to answer for. There is a fine view from the clifftop, right across the town below and also out to sea.
I love how all three fences are all tie int together!.Lots of details in the Whitby Abbey and Benedictine Abbey is a lovely structure. Brian. Excellent capture!.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sue.
You have really captured it well against the sky Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Janet.
Good shot of the haunted abbey, did you stay after dark smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks John. No we didn't get up there after dark but the Whitby Ghost Walk ends up in the hotel we were in!
Very nicely captured on this blue sky!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
You obviously had to get into the long grass for this shot, Brian!
Brian Walbey: It was from the footpath from the car park Tom, I didn't want the actual path in the shot.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Mar 2013, 23:02
I saw Henry VIII in Hampton Court last Friday; he was having words with Jane Seymour smile No mention of knocking the abbey about then.
Brian Walbey: Perhaps they thought of it after you left Alan smile

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