Functional, but the octagonal cabin, domed roof and weathervane give it charm.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
with a container ship in the distance. There are people fishing from the stone part of the pier below the boardwalk. When the seas are too high, the gates are closed to prevent public access to the extensions.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
The other half of the very wide gate shown yesterday. For a good picture of the complete gate, showing the West Cliff promenades, the Pavilion Theatre and the Metropole building, go here. If you are interested in the funding and manufacture, this is the place. Go here to discover more about Godbold Blacksmiths Ltd of Egton.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
The names of these holiday homes are probably not authentic, but thinking of these two professions as neighbours is amusing. It reminds me of something that happened to my brother in another part of the world: "Steve, you want come smuggling?" "But what about the police?" "Oh, he too busy today; he coming with us again next week."
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
This will look much prettier once the season arrives and there are buckets, spades, beachballs and other plastic delights hanging on the net. Many families prefer this section of sand because it is only a few minutes from the town centre.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
No band, but it's good for a picnic, even on a cold, grey day. That black bin really sets the photo off - and who left the back of that roadsign in the frame?
Should a town full of gulls have a cull, or should they let them "nest in peace", as the anti-cull slogan goes.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
… and the horizon is almost level. Khyber Pass below, excavated by Railway King George Hudson to transport building material from the station to Whitby's Royal Crescent. For the significance of Spion Kop, check the label for earlier posts.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Another classic view except that this one was taken from the third floor of what used to be a bakery, tea-rooms and dance hall. It's in Skinner Street and has been the home of Whitby Evangelical Church for about 25 years. Another rare grey day, he said …
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
I rarely resist a pun, even a bad one. This street of flats (apartments) and BnBs leads directly to the west cliff and the ice-cream kiosk of a few days ago. I like these angled bays. The wrought iron is lovely, but maintenance is a nightmare.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The old Spa Pavilion building with a bit of the new peeping out at the side. A bit of sun peeping through the clouds would have helped. We are looking towards Sandsend where the sands …
The Far Pavilions was a TV series about the British in India.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
A reminder of Whitby's whaling past, these jaw-bones provide an unusual frame for St Mary's Church and Whitby Abbey, with Henrietta Street and Tate Hill beach down below.
For non-British readers (and for anyone in the UK under 25) the title reference is to the popular children's TV programme, Playschool. Does it still exist? Whatever happened to Brian Cant and Floella Benjamin?
Monday, February 1, 2010
A long overdue picture of Captain James Cook, this first one from behind to take in the 199 steps, church and abbey. The Resolution is Cook's ship, sculpted into the pedestal. There was no obliging seagull perched on his head today, but plenty of evidence of their presence.