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I booked a short break at the fishing town & holiday resort of Whitby. Researching for accommodation I noticed that I had missed Whitby's Goth Weekend event by one week. I was so disappointed as I would have had a lovely time photographing the goths wearing their distinctive and theatrical costumes. However, Whitby's history and association with the creator of Dracula (Bram Stoker - the author is said to have been inspired to write his gothic vampire tale while visiting Whitby) attracts goths year round. I spied this goth striding around town with his long black coat flying, exposing big black goth style boots. You can see the ruins of Whitby Abbey on the cliff top and also St Mary's parish church. It was in St Mary's graveyard that Bram Stoker first devised his story. St Mary's has a fascinating history. Looking around the church I was interested in the social history of its enclosed family pews, built by ship's carpenters. There is a high pulpit, with a ladder for access, that towers over the congregation and enables the minister to see his flock over the pew sides.
PS I have changed the title from "Whitby Goth" to "Man of Goth" after Wolfgang's mistake about the walker's calling. Thanks Wolfgang.

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