Wednesday, July 20, 2011

United Kingdom - England - Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey
The view from his hotel window of this ghostly Benedectine ruin on the East Cliffs above the harbor and the small narrow streets next to the graveyard of St. Mary's Church is in part what inspired former theatre manager Bram Stoker to write gothic literature most enduring novel, 'Dracula'.

Sent by Daniela, a postcrosser from Florida, USA.

This is from Wikipedia : Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It was disestablished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under the auspices of Henry VIII. It is a Grade I Listed building in the care of English Heritage.

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