Thursday, July 31, 2008

After the rain at Bridlington

I found this post card on e Bay recently. The town of Bridlington is right next to my village of Flamborough and it is where I went to high school. I have walked along this pier many, many times in my younger days. But what especially caught my eye was the look of the fisher girl behind the elegant lady. I decided to make an ATC out of just these two figures because the look on the fisher girl's face says it all!


Yorkshire people are proud of their independence and of being exactly what they are, not trying to put on any airs and graces. They don't have much time for people who pretend to be better than others. One of the lessons I learned while living at Flamborough was to be 'genuine'. A good Christian virtue is not to be hypocritical. Yorkshire people are realistic and often blunt to a fault, but you always know where you stand with them.

I wonder what the little fisher girl is thinking as she glances back at the fancy lady!

8 comments:

Wanda said...

This is so rich in feeling and color.

You have done a great job!! What's she thinking...mmmm, you've walked that pier, what do you think?

Betty Flocken said...

I love this Chris! They're beautiful. Hopefully someday you'll be able to walk those streets again... on a visit.

Kaybee said...

Lovely, Chris!

You've captured the moment SO well!

claude said...

Very nice postcard and your drawing is very beautiful. The woman with ombrella is so pretty that the little fisher girl does not refrain from to look at her.

Martyn and Sandy said...

thanks for keeping up and commenting on our blog!!!!

Shammickite said...

The fisher girl is wondering why in the world anyone would carry a RED umbrella with a WHITE dress. The RED unbrella would be so much nicer with the fisher girl's RED dress. Oh well, some people have no fashion sense.

Jose said...

Chris, I like this one a lot. The girl is probably thinking how lucky she is to be who she is.

Denise said...

We were walking down the same prom only a couple of weeks ago! Yes, we are indeed proud to be honest! You'll enjoy my ABC post...it's our village church! Dxx