by David Swatton April. 27, 2012 3053 views

But, strangest of all, the very instant the shore was touched, an immense dog sprang up on deck from below … and running forward, jumped from the bow on to the sand. Making straight for the steep cliff, where the churchyard hangs over the laneway to the East Pier … it disappeared in the darkness."

from Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897

Dracula, in the guise of a great dog arrives in Whitby… if you hadn't guessed, this is the ruin of Whitby Abbey.

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Tim 5 years ago

Now Dracula's story has more action in my mind, I usually have to read that book in English once a year with pupils, I´m sure that now when we arrive to the part where the boat arrives in Whitby I'll describe this photo to them. what a misterious landscape!

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years ago

OMG ...the wrath of god is upon us!

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Christa 5 years ago

Fantastic, love such moods!

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Jet28 5 years ago

How amazing to have such dramatic skies over the abbey - talk about right place, right time!

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Pete 5 years ago

a wow from me. the light adds dramatically
to the photo

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Ann Garratty 5 years ago

Very dramatic, a beautiful picture... I am sure when we visited Whitby, we had a 3 mile trek up a very steep hill to get to the Abbey... are there two in Whitby or am I going mad?

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years ago

great shot!

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Helen Hooker 5 years ago

You had the perfect sky for the setting and your Dracula quote - so dramatic!

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Gillian Parsons 5 years ago

Those clouds are so scary a real ghostly setting...............................

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Marsha 5 years ago

Chilling!!! Amazing composition and so much play between light and darkness....

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Felecia 5 years ago

Dracula. Great book.
This photo is amazing David.

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Jacki 5 years ago

Very dramatic! A much better attempt at shooting in to the light than mine the other day. I like your more 'landscape' approach.

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