After a nice walk in Saltburn-by-the-sea with kath and Rob Featherstone, we (Mariusz and me) went through the moors to Witby. I was very happy that we went there becuase of two reasons: the town has a strong literary tradition and has featured in literary works, television and cinema; most famously in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula; the fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages and developed important herring and whaling fleets,and it was where Captain Cook learned seamanship. HMS Endeavour, the ship commanded by Cook on his voyage to Australia and New Zealand, was built in Whitby in 1764 by Tomas Fishburn as a coal carrier named Earl of Pembroke. She was bought by the Royal Navy 1768, refitted and renamed.
The town is very nice . The abbey ruin at the top of the east cliff is the town's oldest and most prominent landmark with the swing bridge across the River Esk and the harbour sheltered by the grade II listed east and west piers being other significant features. Statues of James Cook and William Scoresby and a whalebone arch all point to a maritime heritage.
All the time Mariusz worried that I would be disappointed with my weekend in Middlesbrough. But it was very attractive, wonderful time spent with him and his family. Thanks again!
This arch was already shown on TE but here is the more romantic view with the wedding couple. In the arch, you can see the old St. Mary church and the curvy road, 199 steps leading from the abbey to the town below.
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Romano46 (16580) 2013-12-13 10:34
vedo che in Inghilterra eri particolarmente ispirata perchè, dopo la pregevolissima foto precedente, hai messo a segno un altro ottimo scatto, lodevole nella composizione e per la particolarità e piacevolezza del soggetto.
Ciao, buona serata e buon fine settimana
bukitgolfb301 (34534) 2013-12-13 11:56
Hi a dear Traveler, Malgo!
Ya quite right in the last note. I will die if there is no festival---. Wow this is so romantic image in the perefct framework and surroudings. Alittle regrettable for unshap for lovely couple, but the atmsophere is so fantastic to see and be shared so well with me.
All the best and have a good Saturday! Takero from cold Tokyo
mkamionka (29259) 2013-12-13 12:40
myslalem zeby wkleic to zdjecie z nowozencami ale mam juz na TE dosyc podobne wiec nie chcialem sie powtarzac. Twoj reportaz z North Yorkshire zaczyna wygladac na tyle atrakcyjnie ze niebawem zaczna tu sciagac tlumy turystow :)
Bardzo dziekuje jeszcze raz za wszystkie mile slowa. Zrobilismy co sie dalo :) Gdyby pogoda i pora roku byla lepsza moznaby jeszcze odwiedzic kilka innych nieco dalej polozonych atrakcji np nadal nie bylem przy Hadrian Wall.
Pomimo trudnego swiatla niezle Ci to wyszlo a para mloda dodaje jeszcze wiecej uroku. Troszke chyba nie sa do konca wyrazni ale za to domki po drugiej stronie wyszly bardzo wyraznie. Moze z tego miejsca blue hour byloby ciekawsze?...
gojo (1715) 2013-12-13 13:06
What a lovely photo you have created!
So many layers of different content and then the great framing around the married couple. Very attractive,
lousat (72543) 2013-12-13 13:08
Hi Malgo,beautiful capture of this wedding day,uckily you were not the official photographer of the event ... ehehe ... the couple is out of focus and with a picture like this you will have throttled .. ehehehe ...no problem,nobody is perfect! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Fis2 (82090) 2013-12-13 13:48
To sobie temat strzelilas :)
Super widok i ro co w glebi.
Fajna kompozycja kadru i kolorki.
Szkoda, ze mlodzi nie ostro :(
Do Nowego Roku nie wiele zostalo,
wiec zapewne wyruszysz dalej ;)
carlo62 (27898) 2013-12-13 16:43
gli sposi sono un po' fuori fuoco, in compenso il panorama è splendido, bella e interessante la lunga scalinata che sale dal villaggio fino all'antica abbazia.
Ottima nota e per questo si tratta di una bella condivisione.
jjcordier (73404) 2013-12-13 22:12
Tu étais là au bon moment! Très bonne composition. Dommage pour le manque de netteté sur le couple de mariés.
Noel_Byrne (20978) 2013-12-14 3:06
What a beautiful scene! So much to enjoy here, the happy couple under the arch, the town which looks like something from a childrens TV show, so quaint are the buildings, and then the ruined church, a subject I truly love! Brilliant that you got the church in the arch too as well the brilliant curve of the steps. I must admit, I know little about this town, but what you have shown us, I'm loving!
All the best
holmertz (37231) 2013-12-14 10:59
This is close to a perfect composition. The wedding couple are standing very nicely at the side of the arch which frames the undisturbed view of the background perfectly. I like the look of the typical English small town in the valley and the ruins on top of the hill. The colours are really superb and I enjoy the large size, although I have noticed that some members don't like the scrolling.
In Odessa I also "borrowed" several newly wed couples, and although they had quite nice backgrounds they were not as fine as this one. It's interesting also to learn of the connection between Whitby and another charming town, Sighisoara, through the Dracula legend ;-).
serp2000 (38077) 2013-12-15 0:29
I see you took focus on the wonderful background, as more interesting topic. Although the wedding is one of the popular themes on the TE too. I really like your king size, did you use another version of TE?
Best wishes from the cold snowy Ural,
jcpix (11478) 2013-12-15 8:12
With a backdrop like this, it would almost make me want to get married! :) Taking advantage of the opportunity as well to "steal" a wedding photo of your own...know them or not, they do provide some added interest to the scenery, especially in color contrast.
Great use of the arch to frame that backdrop and even add something extra to the overcast skies. This really is quite a picturesque and fun scene. Would have been beautiful on its own, even without the couple, but they give a good sense of human emotion.
Didi (55127) 2013-12-27 10:07
Nice wedding picture from an outsider but I note a beautiful view on the tuins and the down village
Best wishes while waiting the new year
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (73471)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 10:31