Robin Hood’s Bay – Remix 2

The Bay Hotel

The bay of quirks

I thought I would revise (re-mix) some photos I took in Robin Hood’s Bay c2011. Some of these images have been uploaded previously but with smaller dimensions so I thought I would redo them cropped to what appears to be the new standard of 2048px? I have re edited all of the images for lighting and monochrome conversions – some also have my signature paper texture treatment to add some detail into blown skys!

There is a lot of very quirky architecture in Robin Hood’s bay and it is a little like the Portmeirion of Yorkshire in this regard. However, there is one big difference. Portmeirion was famously conceived as an artistic statement in its own right but Robin Hood’s Bay was built to necessity. Many of the more quirky and oddly shaped buildings were constructed specifically to fit an available space. The village has an historic connection with smuggling and this also influenced some of the more clandestine features of old buildings. It is rumored that many are connected by secret tunnels and cleverly concealed passageways.

Robin Hood’s Bay is reputed to have a connection to John Wesley, the evangelical founder of Methodism.

  • Title: Bay Hotel, Robin Hoods Bay
  • Taken: 29 July, 2011
  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 10mm

Some details

Robin hoods bay cottages
Robin Hood’s Bay Cottages
Robin hoods bay cottages
Bohemian Decoration
Robin hoods bay narrow streets and cottages
Narrow Streets
Scarborough Seamer station taken from the window of a train
Seamer Station House
Robin hood's bay shop window
Shop Window
Riding to Robin Hood's Bay
Cycling to the bay

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