iPhoneography > Projects > Postcards From Scarborough

When I was younger, I used to love it when Gran and Grandad took John, Ruth and me to various East-coast seaside resorts: Filey, Bridlington, Cleethorpes and Scarborough. We'd while away many happy hours hunting for crabs in rockpools, spending our pennies in the arcades and eating '99s.

In August 2010 I needed some time out by myself and went to stay in a hotel near Robin Hood's Bay for a few days. One day I decided to re-live my childhood and have a day in Scarborough. I was fully prepared for disappointment, expecting either homogeonous commercialisation or neglected dereliction.

To my utter delight, Scarborough is still a thriving seaside resort. There were families enjoying spending time together - playing minigolf and riding on minature trains; there were stalls selling fresh seafood caught by local fishermen; there were one-armed bandits that took coppers; there were deckchairs for hire, fairground rides and boat trips to see the seals.

I processed my iPhone photos with a deliberately old-fashioned feel to hopefully capture some of the spirit of British seaside holidays in years gone by!



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