Bognor is blooming! Well it was two weeks ago when I spent a few days there. Bognor is taking part in Britain in Bloom and full of floral displays. I was struck from time to time by how the displays sat within the context they were placed in, sometimes complementing it and and sometimes not - serving almost as a commentary on the place they found themselves in. I spent some time exploring the town with my camera, and here is what I saw.
The picture immediately above is the first picture I took in this series - I loved the colour and exuberance of the display but found it sat oddly among the 1960s concrete that is Bognor town centre.
|The gooseberry bush|
|Hatter's Inn (fag break)|
I like the energy in the first of the two picture above but think it is flawed because it is at an odd angle. The second one is slightly better composed, and if I hadn't seen the first (the one that got away) I might like it better. What do you think?
|Royal Hotel Cafe|
This rather taseful display is in front of a block of seafront flats. I liked the silvery grey benches and the lovely planting - some elements of which seemed almost to glow is the soft light. I seemed to be the only person actually in this quite large public space. I did hear some signs of life from the flats and expect a few people were watching and wondering what I was up to.