After our visits for coffee, where service was less than satisfactory, we decided to again try Cafe Vue across the road for breakfast. It was Easter Sunday and quietish for a change. The food and service were good and while we paid a little more for breakfast out than we usually do, it was not expensive. The Cafe Vue promotional card is amusing.
We were thinking art galleries to amuse us in the afternoon. We still have a blank wall for that very special piece. Eltham? Car or train? R decided a drive along the beach front would be better. I suggested Hampton Street might be a place to look for art.
While I have strong family connections to Brighton, it and Sandringham, Beaumauris, Black Rock and Hampton are such nothing areas to me, their only merit being bayside.
We turned off into Hampton Street and behold, miles and miles of shops, being easter Sunday, most of which were shut. We walked up and back down and boy are there some shops there. They stretch from the beach to South Road. We peered into windows and we did get some inspiration that may or may not be followed up. There were the usual easter Sunday hopefuls, arriving, parking and looking into Woolworths, wondering why it was shut. I saw things to go back there for when it was a more normal shopping day. Here are a few photos.
We are here, somewhere on this old map, in a shop window. No recognisable family names.
You don't see many of these lights anymore. They always gave out a warm glow, unlike harsh fluorescents.
The shop door may have looked ok if it did not have another door showing underneath. It was one of those places that smell of incense and sell third world goods for grossly inflated prices.
I suppose we had walked up a bit of an upgrade. A hill is stretching it. The boy who drew the seagull, to the back of the class.
I'd reckon religion would be strong in Hampton. I never get how religion and otherwise clever and educated people go together. This is your low church worship building.
This is a nice building frontage. Maybe it was a theatre.
I tried to take a photo of an interesting interior wall of an eatery and failed and ended up with a very messy picture, but the picture kind of works.