Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Upgang Lane wedding carriage

A lovely horse-drawn carriage prepared for a wedding. Scanned and grainy, the photograph nevertheless captures a precious moment:  the carriage stops outside of Peregrine House, a retirement home in  Upgang Lane, probably to greet an elderly relative unable to attend the ceremony. 

This is on the Whitby to Sandsend Road, a few hundred yards from Pannett Park (to the left) and from the west cliff (straight ahead).

Monday, March 29, 2010

Whitby lobster pots

An old scanned photo from the 1990s giving a classic view from the west side of the inner harbour. 

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rooftops and abbey

The abbey again, but Whitby is a small town dominated by the east cliff monuments, so they will feature quite often. 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cosy corner, Whitby

I've always liked this quiet corner of Whitby; it's on the west side, a steep flight of steps above Cliff Street and just round the corner from a gym. If one of these comes up for sale at the right price …

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Eagle Turnery, Whitby

Go to Brigantia or here for pictures and information on his tiny shop in Hunter Street, where Nik Harty creations are for sale. There is something for every pocket and commissions are undertaken for special events. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ici on parle French!

Joli, n'est-ce pas? The English have a terrible reputation for learning languages, mais voilà, ici on parle la belle langue de Molière. Well, I've never been into the shop to test that claim, but they know at least this word. This is Flowergate again and this magasin is a close voisin of le café de Monsieur Sherlock Holmes. The Little Angel is a little further up the hill. 

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Little Angel

This is almost at the top of Flowergate; the main feature is, of course, the pub sign, but the attention-seeking abbey is over there on the east side, and Spantons (Men's and Ladies' wear) deserves a mention. The bridal models on their site rival the angel, cute as she may be.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Is Sherlock home?

Hilda of Manila loves to hate puns; will she notice that there is  no lemon entry, but rather a green one? Apologies to finer minds. This is Flowergate, a steepish shopping street we've visited before - follow the link.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Whitby swing bridge …

from a distance, over the pantile rooftops of some west side cottages. This is taken from the top of the steps below Spion Kop.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Captain Cook Experience …

but not including Australia or the South Seas. A small replica of the Bark Endeavour will, however, take you  out of the harbour towards Sandsend. Follow the link to find out about its construction by Whitby craftsmen and other related matters, including notes on Cook himself.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Let's peer in …

Just along from the Magpie this pub-hotel-restaurant is just "so British" in appearance, though not everyone appreciates the refurbishment. It does, however, offer superb views over to the east side for those lucky enough to book a room at the front. It is on Pier Road, quelle surprise, just opposite this.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

B for Whitby

The gate to the fish quay, almost opposite the Magpie, looking once again to the picturesque east side. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Magpie Cafe, Whitby

One of Whitby's most famous places to eat, this harbourside building has been a cafe since about 1939. People queue to eat in here, even in the rain. Is any restaurant that good? To order the downloadable Magpie Cookbook, visit the kitchen shop or view a short video, go to their site.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The RNLI Museum

The Royal National Lifeboat Association museum exists largely to raise money, as the lifeboats are funded by charitable donations. The Whitby station has quite a record for bravery with 49 gallantry awards and the loss of five crews.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tate Hill Beach from Whitby West Pier

The same lamp-post as yesterday rescued from its not very splendid isolation. The masts of the Grand Turk are clearly visible in the inner harbour. Follow the link for more on this replica ship.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Scroll on!

One of the pretty lamp-posts on the west pier with a visitor who looks as fed up as the rest of us with the greyness of the sky. 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Whitby east side

Huddled houses and hostelries below the abbey visitor centre and youth hostel. The abbey is out of sight to the left. The tide is out as evidenced by the exposed bit of beach in the outer harbour.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Whitby passageway

This vennel runs down to the harbour from Flowergate. I haven't registered for the passageway theme, but here it is. For the benefit of newcomers, the church is St Mary's, Whitby.