I’m generally not fond of a shingle beach. I like to swim, and the stones make it hard to get into the water. I have sensitive feet. The beach here can be quite beautiful, however. The warm colours belie the true temperature. It is quite chilly today!
UPDATE: Since someone mentioned the sound of the stones, I thought I’d go out and record them. You can hear the sea as well. It’s a binaural recording so sounds better with headphones.
The sea on a more peaceful day. I went for a walk looking for examples of solitude, but most of the people who were not with a friend or a dog were on their phone… I think we have forgotten how to spend time with ourselves, just enjoying the scenery and the sounds around us. Luckily, I found this gentleman waiting for a fish to bite.
To enjoy the “3D” sounds of this binaural recording, listen with headphones.
I’ve always been drawn to water. Peaceful, it has the power to calm and sooth. Restless, and the reverse is true. Yesterday, the sea was tranquil. Today you can almost see the Kraken’s roiling limbs.
(This is another binaural recording, best listened to with headphones for the “3D” effect.)
Rows of Memorial Benches line the Brighton and Hove seaside: A peaceful place to sit and remember loved ones lost. Some of the benches are regularly decorated by the families.
Post title The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls inspired by the poem of the same name, by Longfellow.
Today my husband, Paul and I wandered along the North Laine in Brighton. This area offers such a real visual and audio feast… These shots feature Paul recording the sounds of the Laine while I trailed him from behind.
And this is the recording Paul made using binaural microphones. These are microphones placed in the ear, so if you listen via headphone it’s the audio equivalent of a “3D recording”…
(Paul’s note: “There’s a little electronic noise at the 1 minute mark which I think is my phone and recorder having a disagreement. Note to self – use different pockets next time…”)
I’ve moved a lot in the last 22 years. About 15 times… including 6 overseas relocations… so for me, home is often where my stuff is… the place I’m hanging my hat at the moment. Having my favourite beads hanging around makes a new abode feel more familiar and helps me feel more grounded. Right now, the place I’m hanging my hat is Brighton.