I went to Scarborough today. I wish I had been here before the elegant/gaudy challenge as if anything sums that up it is this seaside town on the Yorkshire coast. It has two horse-shoe coves, combining gaudy amusements and rides with elegant hotels and buildings.
I like this planter made out of a lobster net. You will often find this wherever you go that people make diffierent planters according to whatever is to hand.
Fourth pic, open air ball room used for many a film set. Seventh pic, Hook's House, (adding to my house names collection) where the pirate Captain Hook may have lived. I tend to believe this as it has hooks incorporated into its lettering. Next door was 'Sarah's House', who may have been his friend.
Eighth pic, this is the grave of Anne Bronte, one of the Bronte sisters of Haworth, and writers of 'Jane Eyre', among other things. Poignant story behind this grave. As Anne Bronte didn't have much longer to live they took her to Scarborough to enjoy her last days. Such was the transport in those days that it took several days and many changes of transportation to get there. It was apparently the first time she had seen the sea and she marvelled at the waves, but was worried about the donkies on the beach and wondered whether they were being treated properly (they are still there).
"when my foot was on the sands and my face toward the broad, bright bay, no language can describe the effect of the deep, clear azure of the sky and ocean..." taken from 'Agnes Grey' by Anne Bronte