Postcard from Margate

We’ve just spent the night in one of Margate’s oldest, now newest hotels – the Fort Road Hotel. Apparently Turner (the artist) would have known it when it was the Fort Castle Public House. We loved our room and the little blue booklet in it, packed with information. It talked about the hotel and the area, and the artists connected with the town, then had details on the furniture and art in each room. I’ve never seen that before. It really made us look and appreciate.

The next day we wandered along the seafront and around the town. The skies were grey to start and the cold wind never left, so we split our time between the outdoors, and the record stores and book shops, with a fair few brunch stops in between. The last of them was in the late afternoon. That was when the sun came out, and so did the walkers and the dogs. The shadows were beautiful.

Hope all well with you.

Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2023

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