Sunday 17 September 2023

The B Team's Whitby Abbey Selfie on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop **PLUS** Smooch's UK Historical Travel Guide

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Pawesome Sunday greetings furiends

Welcome to another BBHQ selfie selection, this week we decided to visit the North Yorkshire coast and the epically epic ruins at Whitby Abbey. What meowgical place to visit!

The B Team's Whitby Abbey Selfie 

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WOW! Can mew imagine what this place looked like in the 7th Century?  It's incredible to think way, way, way back then they had no machines to build these huge buildings, it blows our mind how incredibly clever and talented they were, truly paw-inspiring!

Here's a little bit of info from BBHQ's Historical Travel Guide, Smooch:

Hello epic travellers and history lovers!

This week we had the pleasure of visiting the ameowzing
Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire, and we were struck by the sheer size and
beauty of the ruins. However, what fascinated us the most was the abbey's rich
history which dates back to the 7th century.

Whitby Abbey was initially founded by the Anglo-Saxon King
Oswy of Northumbria, as a double monastery, where both men and women lived and
worshiped together. The abbey quickly gained a reputation as a centre of
learning and scholarship, attracting scholars from far and wide.

Unfortunately, during the Viking raids of the 9th century,
the abbey was destroyed and abandoned. However, it was rebuilt in the 11th
century as a Benedictine monastery, which saw the abbey grow in size and
importance. The abbey became a pilgrimage destination, attracting visitors from
all over Europe, and even royalty.

Despite its popularity, the dissolution of the monasteries in
the 16th century led to the abandonment and eventual ruin of Whitby Abbey.
Today, the ruins serve as a popular tourist attraction, where visitors from
around the world can explore the architectural beauty of the past.

Walking around the ruins, it's easy to imagine what life was
like when the abbey was thriving. The stunning architecture and beautiful
surroundings are truly pawesome, and the visitor centre provides a wealth of
information on the abbey's history. Whether mew're a history buff or just
looking for a fun day out, Whitby Abbey is definitely, most certainly worth a visit.



The BBHQ Historical Travel Guide

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We're also joining in Athena's Fabulous Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

We thought we'd try the Prisma IOS app this week as we haven't used it in ages!

WOW that's bright! MOL

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The effect was created with the ios Prisma App, and we used the effect:- comedy to give that extreme colour pop to today's selfie.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 10 mins 26 secs. 

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We're off to have a little garden safari, followed by a nice spot of lunch and then an afternoon snooze somewhere in the garden. Though it may rain a little later, but that's ok, as we'll move under the gazebo and listen to the relaxing pitter-patter of rain on the roof.

Do join us again tomorrow, when we're back with another episode of Cats Have Problems Too, and check out this week's Despurrate Dilemma. It is Pandora's birthday tomorrow, she's 9, and she was going to have a pawty, but she decided at the last minute she wanted to share her celebrations with Amber on October 24th, as she really loves Halloween. 

We do hope mew have an epic day, and remember to always...
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Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

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Don't forget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:

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  1. Super cool place for a selfie, as always, mew guys. Thanks for the education, Smooch!

  2. Hope your garden safari and snoozes where as epic as that abbey!

  3. I bet the HOA is upset over the lack of care at the castle

  4. That is a beautiful place for a selfie, and the art is lovely too. No relaxing in the garden today. We have gales, torrential rain and I just saw a flash of lightning followed by a huge crack of thunder. Hope we don't lose power, but at least dinner will be safe as I cook with LPG.

  5. Thanks for the introduction to Whitby Abbey. #1 says she would love to visit it some day. And what an awesome selfie!

    The Chans

  6. So amazing the structures built without all the machinery we have today.. And to stand for 2000 years nearly. Why do these fall to invasions? Such beauty. Thanks BTeam fur showing us this. You all look amazing in the artwork too.

  7. That is a great selfie. I love how old everything is in England compared to the US. XO

  8. Interesting historical place and it's made all the more fascinating by the addition of the B Team! Nice art too!

  9. Looks like a great place and the art is lovely and colourful!

  10. That's such an amazing place and y'all really look terrific! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. We used to live in Whitby and used to run (mostly) up the 199 steps from the town to the Abbey. Guess you nearly always lost count (me!) This is one amazing place.

  12. What a cool place! Thanks for taking us along.

  13. What an amazing place to visit loved your photo especially the green one😻 xx

  14. What a great place to hang out, kitties. We sure would love to see it one day too😺That artwork is really amazingly colourful🎨WOW! Double Pawkisses for a Happy Week ahead to all of you🐾😽💞


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