Working out the cost by the square foot, beach huts must be the most expensive properties in the world. They cost between £50, 000 and £100,000 each and they are used (very occasionally), to make tea and sandwiches, have snoozes and change clothes. They are beautiful.
I spent a couple of hours yesterday driving through Norfolk, England, to visit this beach and go back in time.
After getting lost, because I don't have sat nav, I arrived at the beach around 2pm, which from a photographers point of view is about the worst tme of day to take a picture. But the light is different here, this is the North Sea coast and looking out to sea the next landfall is Den Helder on the Dutch coast. The flat light and delicate shadows work well with the traditional colors of the beach huts.
This is definately a place to escape from vulgarity or rudeness, it is elelgantly stylish, even the caterpillars have subdued colors.
I took an array of traditional cameras and a pocket full of film to capture the day, so I'm very excited to see the results which should plop through the letterbox early next week.
The food was good! Potted shrimps with bread and butter followed by scones with jam and cream, and a gallon of tea.