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This is quite a famous view from Whitby, a beautiful small coastal town surrounded by the North York Moors National Park in North East England. The half-oval gate framing the view is made of authentic jaw bones of whale (Whalebone Arch). This is supposed to refer to the whaling past of this town. The buildings, which you see through the arch, are on the other side of the river which is invisible here as we are on a high cliff. At the very top you can see two buildings which seem to be merged into one: Whitby Abbey which I have presented here before (click here) and St. Mary church. Although this point of view is quite popular (click here) my picture may be slightly different: by taking few steps back and using the tele end of the zoom lens I made the abbey to appear much bigger in comparison to the jaws as opposed to typical photos where the abbey is quite small and not very noticeable. What I lost though is the view of the sea and beach below which may cause some confusion.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2826 W: 95 N: 6940] (29153)
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