Death…She Walks Among Us

Some images I captured when I was last in Whitby. The graveyard I am in is part of the Church of Saint Mary which was established in the year 1110 AD. The graveyard itself was used as a setting in Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.

For a moment or two I could see nothing, as the shadow of a cloud obscured St. Mary’s Church. Then as the cloud passed I could see the ruins of the Abbey coming into view; and as the edge of a narrow band of light as sharp as a sword-cut moved along, the church and churchyard became gradually visible… It seemed to me as though something dark stood behind the seat where the white figure shone, and bent over it. What it was, whether man or beast, I could not tell. – Mina Harker (Dracula by Bram Stoker).

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One thought on “Death…She Walks Among Us

  1. I have often been in that graveyard. And also, some way opposite, sat on ‘Stoker’s Bench’ overlooking the harbour, imagining him working about in his mind’s eye the scene where the ship runs aground and Dracula leaps ashore in the form of a wolf, bounding up those steps.
    Appropriate memory, what with the passing of Christopher Lee, and all.

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