16 Aug 2010

A VISIT TO HASTINGS

Yesterday morning when I woke up it was all grey and it rained and so was my mood except that it didn't rain in my brain. But nevertheless we decided to go out somewhere and not sitting at home watching TV.

We went to Hastings (famous for the "Battle of Hastings") and which had been for centuries, an important fishing port although much reduced, it has the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England. Today it is also a nice seaside resort and the city is lovely.



We walked through the city and my friend bought some clothes, I didn't find anything and anyway I have to watch my suitcase !



I had been here already, but it is always nice to see it again.



Just on the rocks over the sea sits this old castle. You can go up there with a lift.



These were old fisher houses, now shops where we bought a very nice ice cream and ate it while looking over the blue sea.



These wooden houses were quiet high and used to hang up the fishermen's nets, so that they could dry. The little house besides the boat was one of where they lived.

It had been a very nice day.

9 comments:

Gledwood said...

Hi Gattina! We seem to have a lot of castles in Britain ... (compared to the rest of Europe) ... don't we. I'd love to buy an old one and do it up...

Or even better, a huge Victorian folly, like the Queen's Balmoral Castle in Scotland ...

Thom said...

It's beautiful there :)

joangee said...

Glad you had a good day. August is always mixed weather-wise in the UK. We're in lovely sunshine today and yesterday.
It was the Normans built many of the castles as a way of controlling their conquest 1066 and all that.

Yes, Queen Victoria had her castle built at Balmoral, but no way is it a 'folly'.
It's Victoriana, Port Meirion (Wales)and Yorkshire's Temple of the four winds are follies.

Loree said...

I love the look of that castle. Sigh ... now see what you've done? You're going to make me have to visit Hastings one day because it looks so pretty ;)

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Vlado&Toni said...

whoa! that boat is quite big, much bigger than the house it seems ;) well hope you have good weather out there because it sure is rainy here this side of mainland :)

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I simply love the one with the boat and the old buildings. And I love the castle shot. Who doesn't love castles.:)

Rebecca said...

A lovely place to visit...blogging makes seeing the world so much easier!

Gracie said...

Thanks for bringing back such beautiful memories of England.....