At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Road Trip - Bournemouth

Our first stop was in Bournemouth Dorset.



Staying at the Wessex Hotel



We have been here before (some of you might recall that) - makes for a very handy place what with the shops and also the beach nearby.  Of course, a certain lurcher loves the beach and we have to accommodate him don't we!  - which means our first job is down on the sand...








the Lift was closed at this time of year...


and we found this beach hut....the Camera Obscura




 worth a couple of photos and a quick sketch  (I added the watercolour later)...



During our stay in Bournemouth we went over to Studland....but I'll do that outing in the next post - see you there!


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15 comments:

  1. Thank you for becoming one of my latest followers and introducing me to your lovely blog. My husband has stayed a few times at the Wessex hotel and we also enjoyed a Christmas party there. W'e haven't been over to Bournemouth beach for ages and so haven't seen the latest addition to one of the beach huts. I love the different perspective you get from a camera obsura. Sadly we missed last years Art festival hopefully we will make this years! Look forward to seeing your posts on Studland ,and Portland too.Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah, I would really like to see the Arts festival down there, hopefully one day I'll get there for it :-)

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  2. lovely sketch and photos!

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  3. Looks like the dome is a mirror, too.

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    1. It is CJ, and it showed up a lot of the beach.

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  4. As I was reading this I was thinking the same thing! When the view is RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU why would you want to go INSIDE to look at an upside-down projection…….?

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    1. Exactly!...still, it was fun to come across, sort of the last thing you expect to see on top of a beach hut, lol.

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  5. Hello from Michigan. OH, how I loved your photos of Bournemouth. They brought back lovely memories. I especially love the sea. I found your lovely blog though Sarah. Hugs Judy

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    1. Hi Judy, Glad you found my blog - thanks for stopping by :-)

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  6. How fun is that camera obscura..and that totally wet lurcher. xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine...more travels to come :-)

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  7. Love the photos and video below of the drive. If the life is closed do you drive back up to the top or walk? Looks mighty high. lol Nice sketch.

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    1. Thanks Joan, the walk down to the beach was fairly easy, there's a zig-zag path:

      http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/602428

      which we walked down, but continuing on along the beach took us nearer the town and we walked back through a park, all gradual so we didn't notice the climbing up bit, lol :-)

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  8. I sure wish I had lots and lots more time - but I will be back!
    Wonderful pictures!
    sandy

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