19 August, 2012
The last resort?
“When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.
My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up
Till it could come no more”.
Robert Louis Stevenson. (1850-1894): “At The Seaside”
The hotel may well have been built during RLS’s lifetime, the people may be different, and the ‘beach etiquette’ changed, but there’s still something timeless about British beaches. The Grand Hotel is a Grade II* listed building in Scarborough. Designed by the Hull architect Cuthbert Brodrick, and completed in 1867 it was once one of the largest hotels in the world, as well as one of the first giant purpose-built hotels in Europe. How times change…
A grand day out? John Callaway 2012
In the digital age, it’s good to see that not everywhere needs to have ‘cutting edge’ technology…
Filey, North Yorkshire. John Callaway 2012
…and that its still possible to get pleasure from looking at and in rock pools.
Filey Brigg. John Callaway 2012
Still…it doesn’t pay to make a song and dance about these things…!