This England greeting card features a magical view of the Whitby Abbey ruins by night. This image has been floating around in my head for awhile. There's something, to me, a little magical about old roofless churches and ruins with their gothic arches reaching into the sky. In my mind's eye the same scene by moonlight would be even more magical. You can almost imagine the ghosts that might come out by the light of a full moon at such an historic old building.
Whiby Abbey was built above the cliffs at Whitby England in the 7th century. It came to its current state in the time of King Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries. By that point the original monastery had been rebuilt in the 13th century so the ruins we see today are those of the 13th century monastery. Long abandoned, the medieval ruins were further damaged during the First World War in a 1914 bombardment. The attack was not aimed at Whitby Abbey itself but nearby military installations. Like many historic and picturesque ruins, Whitby Abbey is maintained in its current state by English Heritage. Aside from its actual historic pedigree, the Whitby Abbey Ruins also appeared in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
I would love to know what attracts you to the artwork on this particular England greeting card? Is it the history of old ruins seen here? The magic of the moonlit scene? Or perhaps its literary connection? I hope you'll share your thoughts.
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I'm a Hill and when I saw this I just had to buy it. I have so many fond memories of spending summer weeks down in Montezuma at Nanny and Paw's store. I was so sad when the flood filled the store with water but it was a testament to the community when so many banded together to help out afterwards. Just know I bought this print to frame and take to Nanny so she can enjoy it as well. Thank you so much for making this ❤️
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The Fox Theatre is Definitely FABULOUS! THIS BLACK AND WHITE VERSION GIVES EXTRA NOSTALGIA I believe, is why I picked this 1, though I love ALL OF Mark's pics of the Fox. The theatre is Beautiful, I went to 2 - 3 concerts there years ago & So glad it didn't get torn down. Mark captured Great details in this pic!!
Beverly - Dalton, GA
This is the second print that I have ordered and I am very pleased. The colors and composition of the print are lovely.
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My girlfriend just received the print, and she loves it! We both love the vibrant colors, and Forsyth Park, Savannah in general, and Tybee Island are special to us because she lives in NC and I live in FL, so every once in a while we’ll meet in the middle and explore together.
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About Greeting Cards
Greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. Each card comes with a white envelope.
These greeting cards may be ordered as a single card or in packs of 10 or 25 cards. If you would like to order cards in greater quantities or with other customization, send me a message.