Photo 101 – Bliss


First view of the island after a long day in the city

Ryde Pier Isle of Wight


After a long, frenetic day in London, bliss today was the first glimpse of Ryde’s faded Victorian splendour  as I trudged down the wooden pier from the ferry in the English winter mizzle.


5 thoughts on “Photo 101 – Bliss

  1. For 16 years, I was an American from New Orleans living in Leeds and I absolutely loved the coastal cities for their piers and arcades. I didn’t get the opportunity to visit the Isle of Wight, but I sure would like to come back some day!

    I love the picture because it takes me back to those peaceful walks and days spent sitting on the piers, eating fish ‘n’ chips while listening to the water. Awesome!

    I have followed you and will continue to visit and invite to visit me, too. 🙂


    1. Thank you Carol – there is something so very English about piers and the gentle Victorian seaside attraction. Living on the Isle of Wight is often described as going back in time, to a life that is slower paced. So glad it brought back memories for you and good ones at that. Looking forward to seeing what you’re up to now! Hannah

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      1. Slower paced is great! We were lucky enough to live on the outskirts of Leeds. It took about 20 minutes to bus into the city centre, but the countryside was almost in our back yard, so it was the best of both worlds. Where I live now is slower paced than life in New Orleans, but it’s still too crowded for me. Eventually, I think we’ll wind up in a small town that isn’t too far from a shopping district.

        You’re right about the seaside feeling more Victorian. I got that sense, too, in some aspects ~ maybe more so in Scarborough, Whitby or Bridlington than in Blackpool {grin}.

        So glad you plan to visit more. I look forward to knowing you better! You’ll have to tell me more about life in the Isle of Wight. 😀 {hugs}


  2. The faded quality really shows through. The air almost seems visibly thickened by a sort of dull blue coloring that deepens when the eye finds the ornate patterning on the wrought-iron rails. Another great shot.


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