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Author Topic: Where the Heck Am I  (Read 805243 times)

UncleUB

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #915 on: February 10, 2009, 10:49:21 AM »

Ok,

Count the steps to reveal this prince.
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tuftedduck

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #916 on: February 10, 2009, 12:27:01 PM »

Is this a prince who was formerly a prince ?
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UncleUB

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #917 on: February 10, 2009, 12:29:13 PM »

Is this a prince who was formerly a prince ?

Yes,so to speak............but not royalty
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tuftedduck

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #918 on: February 10, 2009, 12:30:38 PM »

A singer whose real name is Rogers Nelson ?

Are we at Nelson.
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UncleUB

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #919 on: February 10, 2009, 12:45:30 PM »

Not a singer,

and not in Nelson .
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camallison

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #920 on: February 10, 2009, 01:11:53 PM »

Whitby - the steps up to the abbey and also Count (Prince) Dracula is supposed to have passed through there.
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UncleUB

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #921 on: February 10, 2009, 01:18:48 PM »

Erm...................................YES     :thumbs:

Count as in Dracula,Count the steps up to Whitby Abbey =199,Prince of darkness.

My turn didn't last long........BooHoo.  :D.I need to be more ruthless like...................................


Over to you Colin
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scottiesmum

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #922 on: February 10, 2009, 02:11:34 PM »

WOW  things are moving fast and furious on here and I keep getting cut off  .....that's my excuse anyway  ;D    Well done again Colin  .... :clap2:   (it just clicked off in the middle of this   ??? )
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camallison

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #923 on: February 10, 2009, 02:32:25 PM »

It's just you keep picking places that I have been too and love!

OK guys - here's an easy one ......... naked and non-metric
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tuftedduck

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #924 on: February 10, 2009, 02:33:18 PM »

Well, old TD learns something new everyday...........I never knew of the connection between Whitby and Dracula.

Well done unkyUb for a great clue and to camallison for unravelling it.  :)

TD gets under bed waiting next round of torture.... :o


ooops, it's arrived.
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camallison

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #925 on: February 10, 2009, 02:40:04 PM »

I lived near Whitby as a child and it was obviously of great interest to a 14 year-old avid reader!!!!

Copied from an obscure website for your enjoyment:

What is the connection between Whitby and Dracula? First of all, Whitby figures quite centrally in a significant section of the novel Dracula (Chapters 6-8). It is where the Russian ship "Demeter" comes ashore and is the location of the first encounters between Dracula and Lucy. Today, there are many points of interest for the Dracula enthusiast in Whitby.

One of the highlights is the Bram Stoker Memorial seat. It was the view from this spot that inspired Stoker's Whitby scenes. One can look straight across the harbor and can see the ruins of the Abbey, the Church, and the stone steps. And just to the left is the cliff where the "Demeter" came ashore. There is an inscription on the bench which reads as follows: "The view from this spot inspired Bram Stoker (1847-1912) to use Whitby as the setting of part of his world-famous novel DRACULA. This seat was erected by Scarborough Borough Council and the Dracula Society to mark the 68th Anniversary of Stoker's death - April 20th 1980".

The most prominent landmark in Whitby is the ruin of Whitby Abbey, which was sacked by the Danes. As Stoker writes, "It is a most noble ruin, of immense size, and full of beautiful and romantic bits.... Between it and the town there is another church, the parish one, round which is a big graveyard, all full of tombstones".

It was at Whitby that Stoker "discovered" the name "Dracula." While vacationing there in the summer of 1890, just months after he began writing his vampire novel, he visited the local library and borrowed a book entitled An Account of the Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia (1820) by William Wilkinson. He took several notes from it (now part of his papers housed at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia.) Wilkinson's book includes a short section on a "voivode Dracula" who fought against the Turks. Though the information was sketchy, one item attracted Stoker's attention (he copied it verbatim into his notes): a footnote that "Dracula in the Wallachian language means Devil." Stoker decided to change the name of his vampire Count from "Wampyr" to "Dracula". An inspired decision!
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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #926 on: February 10, 2009, 02:45:48 PM »

Thank you for that..........interesting and informative.  :)

Now this nudie, imperial loving place...............are we in Angus.................at Inchbare
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camallison

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #927 on: February 10, 2009, 03:49:43 PM »

Too too easy  :doh:

Over to you TD
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tuftedduck

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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #928 on: February 10, 2009, 03:51:09 PM »

 :graduate:  :D

.............thinks, will be back.... >:D
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Re: Where the Heck Am I
« Reply #929 on: February 10, 2009, 04:02:06 PM »

Hokeydokey....

Fishy dance
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