Saturday, October 2, 2010

If One Could But Go to Brighton!

A little sea-bathing would set me up forever.



Well, in my case, on a wet, foggy and rainy weekend, sea-bathing in Brighton was out of the question...luckily I did for once bring along my trustworthy camera, got it a little wet, and brought back a bit of this gray English seaside resort to set me up forever.

But aside from the beach, it kept secret charms in antique markets and cute little houses and a perfect spider web!

I'm still regretting this beautiful, elegant opium pipe I found in a charity shop I somehow I didn't manage to buy. (But I did buy a DIY dipping fountain pen holder and some tips, and beautiful blue ink, so all is not a total lost!) And, of course, there's nothing like dreadful weather for a truly authentic and weirdly delightful English atmosphere.