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  • Posted April 27, 2012 by David Swatton Viewed 2943 times

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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

      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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    • # Jet28

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

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    • # Ann Garratty

      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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    • # Helen

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

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    • # Marsha

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

      2012.04.27 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      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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