Monday, April 27, 2015

Whitby Abbey Part One

I love ruins. I don't know why I am more attracted by ruins than fully restored structure... 

Taken by Infrared camera

The ruined Whitby Abbey belonged to Benedictine monastery that was a center of prayer and study for over four centuries. It is located on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England.

The first monastery was founded in 657 AD by the Anglo-Saxon era King of Northumbria. In the 7th and 8th centuries it was the site of a thriving Anglian town and a famous religious community.

Again, taken by Infrared camera
Open from 10:00 to 18:00, 7.5 £

Continued to Part 2.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Corn Exchange

Prior to visiting places I've never been to, I go to flickr, find photogenic images, and try to visit places where photos were taken. Leeds Corn Exchange caught my eyes.

Corn Exchange, one of Britain's finest Victorian buildings designed by Cuthbert Brodrick, was completed in 1864. This Grade 1 listed structure is now just one of three Corn Exchanges in the country, which still operates in its traditional capacity as a centre for trade.

After the restoration, it was renovated in 2008 as a boutique shopping centre. It is also the place for coffee (or tea?).

Among friendly shops there my favorite one is WY Cameras, selling vintage film cameras, lenses and else.