Thursday, 11 August 2016

Sunny Scarborough

To continue my series of travel photos with tenuos literary links ... here are some shots of Scarborough, including the castle...










... and Pickering Castle (just because we went there on the same day).

It really was sunny - some of the time! The dark, moody clouds look make a better castle back drop than bright sunshine, so I wasn't to disappointed to see them develop.







And this in Anne Bronte's grave - just a short and very steep walk from the castle.

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  1. I've always thought I was born in the wrong century. I think I was meant for the 13th century. Maybe...that was a previous life. But I have deja vu about striding toward a castle asaddle a black charger.

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    1. There are some things I'd like about living in the past, but on the whole I think I'm better off now.

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  2. Nice collection! You've found somewhere I haven't been yet, from your pics, worth a visit. I always think of the song Scarborough Fair, when I hear the name. Shows my age a bit maybe!

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    1. I like that song and we listened to it whilst we were there, Patrick!

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  3. The cloudy sky really made the shots more dramatic.

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  5. Sorry about the last post, it published before I'd finished!
    I grew up in Scarborough so it's lovely to see photos of it. In all the years I lived there, I only visited the castle once!

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    1. Seems quite common that we take less notice of what's close by than places we have to make more effort to see, Karen.

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  6. I walked past the churchyard on the way to the castle, but didn't realise Anne Bronte was buried there. Though that was thirty years ago. :)

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    1. I don't think they've moved her, Carol - but the grave might well have been harder to find back then.

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  7. More super pics. We're going to Yorkshire next week, and hoping to visit Haworth (where Brontes lived). Interesting that Anne's grave is in Pickering.

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    1. (It's in Scarborough, Rosemary - I've confused the issue by mixing up the pictures) I don't know much about the family, so don't know why Anne's isn't in Haworth, but I'm sure there's a reason.

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    2. Anne loved Scarborough, so when she became ill - she knew she was dying - she asked to be taken to her beloved Scarborough.

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  8. Hi Patsy - I don't think I've visited Scarborough .. though am aware of its Victorian seafront - re bathing and some landslip that brought bones down from the churchyard up on the cliff face ...

    Lovely that you're seeing so much ... cheers - Airbourne is on this weekend - so the Red Arrows will peel past my flat - the noise is going to be interesting! Hilary

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    1. I do like the Red Arrows - but yes, rather loud close to!

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  9. Lovely photos, Patsy - I didn't realise Anne Bronte was buried in Scarborough :-) xx

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