NZ8911 : Through the Arch

taken 1 year ago, near to Whitby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Through the Arch
Through the Arch
A Whitby cliché? Sunrise behind Whitby Abbey viewed through the Whalebone Arch on West Cliff.

Whitby's whalebone arch is a symbol of the whaling industry that thrived there in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The 15 ft bones are from a Bowhead whale, killed under license by Alaskan Inuits, and unveiled by Miss Alaska in 2003. An even larger arch stood on the same spot, made from the 20 ft jaw bones of a Fin whale, presented to the town by Norway in 1963 (LinkExternal link A Natural History of Britain).
Whitby Abbey :: NZ9011
Whitby Abbey was a 7th century monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey and its possessions were confiscated by the crown during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. The substantial ruins of the church are designated as a Grade I Listed building (List entry Number: 1316347 LinkExternal link Historic England) and are in the care of English Heritage LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 October, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 29 October, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Air, Sky, Weather 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 897 114 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.4168N 0:36.9775W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 897 114
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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