The Strand beachfront desperately needs a makeover.
It's a nice enough beach. It has great stretches of sand, a rock pool, a small jetty at one end and a fleet of surfers at the other.
But there really is no character to the place at all. It's missing some local flavour.
A wide promenade all the way along Beach Road would be nice. It should be scattered with kooky performance artists and uber hot dudes working out ala Venice Beach in LA.
There'd be no desperate hunting for interesting people to shoot.

Or how about a long pier stretching out into the waves with kiosks overflowing with candy floss and balloons
and benches of little old ladies eating ice-cream while holding onto their hats.

Where are the quaint seaside shops selling buckets and spades and dodgy postcards?
And I luv Strand T-shirts....

If I could just pick up the entire stretch of  Kalk Bay main road I'd be one very happy photographer.

Cause it's all about the photo, see?
I'm ruthless that way.

Sorry to the lady in the photo above.
No one will know it's you, don't worry. ;-P

Basil Rathbone sings  'I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside'


Val said...

Glorious photos! You may think it boring, I think it is so very special. And even Kalk Bay does not have that skyline!! :)

Jocelyn said...

That's not so bad. At least you don't have groups of men huddled together oggling the women wearing swimming suits. Or people having sex on the beach!

Love the first photo. It could be any Beach Rd in any country.

Litchi said...

...people having sex on the beach!
That might actually spice things up around here! Lol

Jocelyn said...

Good for tourism, bad for those involved in the act.