Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Through the arched window …

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?


  1. Oooooh, it's like a giant wishbone (you call those that in the UK, do you?)!

  2. That's a whale of a big frame under which to walk!!

  3. Thanks, Leif - in this case you get an inside and outside view at the same time. The town has had to treat the bones to try to preserve them, as they will be rather difficult to replace.