Whitby Abbey. Ruins. Benedictine abbey in North Yorkshire. Originally founded by king Oswiu in 657 AD. Double monastery of nuns and monks. It was the home of the AS poet Caedmon and, at the Synod of Whitby, king Oswiu established that the Roman Church traditions were to be followed in detriment of the Celtic ones. (the calculation of Easter and the tonsure, among others)
There is something that is just so magical about these tiny creatures. Something about them that just has a touch of whimsy and fantasy about them. It may be because I grew up in a heavily fantasy influanced home where Snails were mounts or firends...