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Whitby Abbey silhouette N080815

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Filename: N080815.jpg

Size: 4256 x 2832 (9.7MB)

Date: 22nd July 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Photographer

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Whitby Abbey silhouette N080815

WHITBY ABBEY, North Yorkshire. Silhouette of the abbey at sunset from the south

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Media ID 1579561

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Abbey Church D Usk Dark Gothic Medieval Religion Silhouette


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This print captures the ethereal beauty of Whitby Abbey, standing tall against a breathtaking sunset backdrop. The silhouette of this medieval Gothic abbey creates a striking contrast against the darkening sky, evoking a sense of mystery and timelessness. As the last rays of sunlight fade away, the abbey's intricate architectural details become shrouded in shadows, adding to its enigmatic allure. Whitby Abbey has long been an emblematic landmark in North Yorkshire, symbolizing centuries of religious devotion and spiritual significance. Its towering presence commands respect and admiration from all who gaze upon it. This image perfectly encapsulates the profound tranquility that emanates from this sacred place. Photographer Peter Richardson skillfully captures not only the physical grandeur of Whitby Abbey but also manages to convey its emotional resonance through his lens. The composition invites viewers to contemplate the passage of time and reflect on their own connection with history and spirituality. Whether one is drawn to medieval architecture or simply captivated by stunning landscapes at dusk, this print serves as a testament to both human craftsmanship and nature's awe-inspiring beauty. It is a timeless piece that will undoubtedly spark curiosity and inspire contemplation for generations to come.

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