Thursday, January 22, 2009

Escher by the Sea

It's in those little out-of-the-way places that you find amazing things, and where angles and junctures are concerned the steep, ancient streets of sea villages never fail to amaze. This is Robin Hood's Bay, on the North Yorkshire Coast, just round the corner from the very sea front; a bright, cool, windy day in early November, 2007. Steps and stairways lead up to and among buildings that perch precariously on the rise of land from waters to clifftops, and the main street is a steep drop from the new town overlooking the bay to the old town below. Perspective composition for vertiginous effects comes easily in places like this, and the texture of buildings which have stood, in some cases, since the 1600s, always makes for visually engaging photography. Photo by Mike, 2007.

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