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Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour

The Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour. It's been there as long as I can remember. It's been photographed lots and is also the inspiration for plates, mugs and cup and saucer set. Why is it there? What is… [more]

Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour

Tower of London Poppies

The art installation named Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red has been created by artist Paul Cummins and staged by Tom Piper to commemorate the 100th anniversary World War 1. Planting of the Tower of… [more]

Tower of London Poppies Tower of London Poppies

Silent Drama at Pett Level

I've posted about Pett Level more than once on this blog, but why not when it's such a photographic place. All these summer showers we have been getting have been providing us with some great skies. Pett… [more]

Silent Drama at Pett Level Silent Drama at Pett Level

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle was first built by William the Conqueror, not from stone but of a wooden motte and bailey. Over the centuries various kings have improved and extended the fortifications making it the impressive… [more]

Windsor Castle Windsor Castle

Cloud Burst near Rye Harbour

Whilst vital to life and all that, rain is usually an inconvenience to a nice walk. Especially the drenching showers that have been moving across East Sussex over the last week or so. Take this cloud… [more]

Cloud Burst near Rye Harbour Cloud Burst near Rye Harbour

Fading Beauty?

From a distance Marine Court remains an impressive sight, a bright white beacon in the summer sun. Like most works of art, being viewed from afar is the best way to appreciate what the artist intended.… [more]

Fading Beauty? Fading Beauty?

Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour

September 12, 2014

The Red Roofed Hut at Rye Harbour. It’s been there as long as I can remember. It’s been photographed lots and is also the inspiration for plates, mugs and cup and saucer set. Why is it there? What is it’s purpose? I hadn’t thought to wonder until I required content for this post. Google, as usual, […]

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Tower of London Poppies

September 7, 2014

The art installation named Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red has been created by artist Paul Cummins and staged by Tom Piper to commemorate the 100th anniversary World War 1. Planting of the Tower of London poppies began on 17th July 2014 and will continue until 11th November 2014. In that time 888,246 poppies will […]

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Silent Drama at Pett Level

August 29, 2014

I’ve posted about Pett Level more than once on this blog, but why not when it’s such a photographic place. All these summer showers we have been getting have been providing us with some great skies. Pett Level provides lovely views across Rye Bay and the visibility was excellent on the day these photos were taken. […]

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Windsor Castle

August 23, 2014

Windsor Castle was first built by William the Conqueror, not from stone but of a wooden motte and bailey. Over the centuries various kings have improved and extended the fortifications making it the impressive building it is today. What struck me as I walked through was how clean the exterior looked. The Queen still uses […]

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Cloud Burst near Rye Harbour

August 18, 2014

Whilst vital to life and all that, rain is usually an inconvenience to a nice walk. Especially the drenching showers that have been moving across East Sussex over the last week or so. Take this cloud burst near Rye Harbour. It was just passing as I pulled up in the car park. Soaking wet walkers were coming back to […]

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Fading Beauty?

August 10, 2014

From a distance Marine Court remains an impressive sight, a bright white beacon in the summer sun. Like most works of art, being viewed from afar is the best way to appreciate what the artist intended. Up close it’s a different story and Marine Court appears to be a fading beauty. It cannot easy for the owners […]

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Chartwell

August 3, 2014

Chartwell in Kent is best known as Winston Churchill’s house. It has also been described as an example of ‘Victorian architecture at its least attractive, a ponderous country mansion of tile-hung gables and poky oriel windows’. It was described as such in 1992 by the National Trust who now own and manage the property. The National Trust website now says Chartwell is “the […]

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King George V at West Marina 1918

July 12, 2014

The image above shows King George V at West Marina Gardens when he visited on 30th August 1918. He was reviewing Royal Air Force Cadets who were stationed at Bexhill, St Leonards and Hastings. After arriving by train at the West Marina station, the King was treated to a full parade in Filsham Valley, before moving […]

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Hastings Lifeboat on Robertson Street

July 6, 2014

This image shows the Hastings Lifeboat, Charles Arkcoll II, being moved through Robertson Street to BoPeep for launch on 25th April 1908. It would have been quicker to pull the lifeboat than row it against a strong westerly gale. There are several photographs of this launch on the internet such as this one and this one. The […]

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Ghosts of Hastings Town Centre

June 28, 2014

This image shows two formidable looking ladies crossing Hastings town centre. A typical urban scene, apart from the military vehicles they are passing. This is Hastings during the early period of the second World War. A town subject to aerial attacks and the threat of invasion. The strange looking car is a Standard Beaverette, named after Lord […]

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