Through the Aperture (on The Promenade…) British Seaside – Part 1

August 19, 2013

Scarborough

There’s nothing I love more than visiting a new English seaside resort and we seem to have notched up quite a few this summer, sigh.  So in the first of a series of photo diaries I give you Scarborough on Yorkshire’s East Coast. It’s a fabulous town, full of beautiful Victorian architecture, both decaying splendor and starkly cared for beauty, there is an authentic British beach that feels like the shore that time forgot, all kiss me quick and bus mans holidays with a particular charm of its own:

There’s nothing I love more than visiting a new English seaside resort and we seem to have notched up quite a few this summer, sigh.  So in the first of a series of photo diaries I give you Scarborough on Yorkshire’s East Coast. It’s a fabulous town, full of beautiful Victorian architecture, both decaying splendor and starkly cared for beauty, there is an authentic British beach that feels like the shore that time forgot, all kiss me quick and bus mans holidays with a particular charm of its own. Unfortunately my phone ran out of battery on this part but here is what I did capture (excuse the slightly over zealous use of Instagram filters):

Scarborough Bandstand

The fully operational Bandstand attached to Scarborough Spa.

Scarborough Spa

Scarborough Spa, the first Seaside Spa town in the UK.

Scarborough Indian Colonial Outfitters Tailor

A local tailor's shop.

Scarborough Fortnum Mason Colours Regency Building Kitsch

A Victorian mansion block with a distinct Fortnum & Mason sugar coated
                        Regency flavour.

Scarborough Fortnum Mason Colours Regency Building Kitsch 2

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Scarborough Art Deco theatre

A solitary piece of Art Deco amongst the architectural chintz.

Scarborough Turks Head Pub

 Arabesque Pub (an homage to the Turkish blood in my husbands line).

Scarborough Georgian Townhouse Cresent

Beautiful parade of four storey period houses that Dan's family are 
the lucky occupiers of.

Scarborough Old Grand Hotel

 The Grand Hotel after its halcyon days have long since disappeared.

Scarborough Spa Seafront

Scarborough Spa from the walk down the Esplanade.

Scarborough Tram

                                    The Tram.

scarborough seafront pleasure beach

North Side Pleasure Beach.

Scarborough Bandstand vintage seaside

Bandstand and deckchairs.
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