Monday, August 2, 2010

whitby's dracula inspiration

the north yorkshire town of whitby, which sits in northeastern england, is known for its gothic style, jet black stones, fish and chips, and for being a place that inspired bram stoker's most famous novel, dracula. i visited whitby this weekend and walked along a bit of the dracula trail. here are a few scenes:




steep.




i'm not sure how old the dish of fish 'n chips actually is, but they were likely eaten in the late 1800s when dracula was written. here's the plaice version:


it just wouldn't be right if they didn't squeeze at least one curry on the menu...


7 comments:

Deanna said...

Mushy peas! At least they're honest about their menu items.

Erin O'Brien said...

**LOVE**

Thanks, astro!

Peter Coles said...

I went to Whitby for my summer holidays many times as a child, and remembered it well when I more recently had to visit the nearby Boulby mine where the UK's dark matter detection experiment is housed. Having to go 1400 metres underground is arguably even scarier than Dracula!

willow said...

mushy peas made me laugh outloud...seriously...people stared at me!

The Stoned Astronomer said...

Hadn't been to Whitby in years. I was going to drop by there last week, but decided not to because of some problem with a bridge there.

Can you still get coffin cake in the tea shop there?

Anonymous said...

ouja

Ed said...

Wikipedia: Mushy Peas