Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ahoy Mateys

Went down to Portsmouth for an afternoon stroll along the seafront. Like most of England's port cities and seaside towns, Portsmouth has a sense of history and of faded grandeur. Besides the shiny modern architecture like the Spinnaker tower (above), there are remnants of the ancient defences, monuments to Naval heroes (the giant anchor commemorates Admiral Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar - the fleet launched from Portsmouth) and the tacky amusements pier.

We got fish & chips for a late lunch, then watched the sun set over the sea.

1940s jacket (check the bow detail on the collar and pockets), Fashion Chic Vintage; Polka dot shirt dress, ebay (originally Primark); Merino wool tights, M&S; Shoes, Yoma; Ruched gloves, ebay; 1940s hat, ebay; Penguins handbag, from Thailand

1914 nautical book pages from flickr here.

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