Like a lot of seaside towns its fall from grace (if grace was indeed where it fell from) is apparent the minute you clap eyes on it. The kebab shops and amusement arcades look even more tacky than before and the air was thick with chip oil, candy floss and despair (not necessarily in that order). Wait till it gets dark I thought to myself; like Ray Davies' Lola she'll look better at night. And, sure enough, at the stroke of dusk, with nothing more than a splash of neon, the turd, though not polished, is temporarily rolled in glitter. I took loads of photographs to commemorate my smash and grab raid on the town, but the one I want to share with you is a terrific Art Deco Italian restaurant down a little back street away from the glitz. It was like something Hopper would have painted - if he was unlucky enough to find himself billeted 22 miles north-east of Boston, Lincolnshire, that is.
Glad you got away to recharge the batteries. I like that picture a lot and although 'red and green should never be seen' and all that, it works well for the little Italian restaurant. Definitely something Hopper-esque about it.ReplyDelete
I'm glad I got away too. I didn't mean to do a hatchet job on the place - it's probably not as bad as I make out.Delete
As Alyson says - good to know you got away for a break. And your photo, much like the slide in your following post, strikes me as being as worthy a piece of art as a Hopper original.ReplyDelete
I saw recently on Twitter a photograph of a launderette on the Holloway Road in north London and it was more Hopper than Hopper...Delete