Whitby-Birth of Dracula

Last night, I visited ‘Whitby-Birth of Dracula‘. Whitby is a beautifully made, medieval village, beneath a large church and some ruins, all on a dark and moody coastline. The lighting, here, is perfect, and the sky and roiling clouds couldn’t be better…

… the interiors are equally beautifully lit, and everything is in gorgeous, Rembrandt-like colours, dark and rich…

… the advertising blurb says this build isn’t a pedantic reading of the Dracula myth, but something looser, but anyone who knows their Dracula mythology will feel how evocative of all those tales this build is, it certainly has all the tropes…

… like the decadent, vampiric nature of the church, sucking the wealth from the peasants in return for a fantasy of eternal life…

… but the opulance of that decadence sure is gorgeous…

… this guy made me smile. He reminded me of the kind of thugs I came up against, back in the day, when I was fighting both the Holy Roman Church, and the Vampire Nation. Creatures like him were all very tough when dealing with peasants armed with ignorance and sticks, they didn’t know what hit them when they tried that crap on me… I’m still here, a thousand years later, and they are funny paintings on the wall…

… there are wonderful ruins for wandering in, and photographing, with catacombs and tombs beneath them, it’s all very subtle, which I really appreciate in this season of pumpkins and witches at every turn…

… it’s the fabulously rich interiors that I was most taken with…

… really well done, like you have stepped into a medieval painting…

… speaking of which, there are many exquisite art works in these interiors. ‘Whitby-Birth of Dracula’ is well worth a visit.

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