It was an absolutely beautiful day on Saturday, and we went for a snoop round St Leonard's. The clouds rolled back to reveal crisp blue sky and a clear, hard winter light. Philosopher and I never tire of looking at the sea - it is never the same twice. Here is the view from the seafront car-park just as the clouds began to clear.
|St Leonard's seascape|
|Gray's Emporium - what a beautiful old shop|
Just for the record, a few weeks ago we did try the cafe in SHOP in Norman Road, the omission of which seemed to be particularly inflammatory, and it was OK.... nice cake, good coffee and I'd probably go again, but I wouldn't walk across hot coals for it. Sure, St Leonard's is on the up, but it has a bit to go yet!
Back to Saturday, we went to visit the paintings in the Baker Mamonova Gallery - they had a little exhibition of Russian industrial art, mostly from their own selling collection.
I liked this huge one. It was painted in the 1970's, artist unknown. Classic Soviet propaganda picture.
|Cutting edge 1970s Soviet technology|
Here's an old, rather poignant photo of Christmas lights in around 1910, plus a photo I took on Saturday.
|Kings Road past.....|
|Last year's - love the birds|