Vacation Day 2.
Robert picked us up from the hotel as planned and brought us down to Portsmouth. We spent the afternoon saying hello to our new grandson, Stanley. Portsmouth is looking a lot grubbier and world-weary than I remember it, the UK’s ‘Austerity years‘ have taken their toll – that link is well worth following, the scope and impact of the austerity programme is startling. I well remember it’s beginning as I was trying to sell my UK house at the time and it lost around £200K in value in the process.
We booked into our Air BnB, and it’s looking good. It’s well located and will make a great base for our stay. In the evening we took a walk along the seafront followed by a fish and chip supper on the pier, which we ate while we watched the sunset. On the way back, we popped into ‘The Coffee Cup’ on the seafront for some hot water for Stanley and dessert for the rest of us. It also provided more photo opportunities.
It looks like silhouettes are my ‘thing’ of the moment. If I wanted to, the recorded image is good enough to bring out all the shadow detail, but that’s not what I wanted to capture. I love the warmth and story this picture tells.
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