Friday, 16 May 2008

Newhaven again

Sticking with the area for the moment, this shot was taken on Newhaven Main Street, close to yesterday's photo. Can you tell that this used to be a fishervillage? Sadly not much fishing goes on here these days, though have a look at some of the Hill and Adamson photographs on the website of the National Galleries of Scotland for an impression the village's proud inhabitants back in the 1840s:

Mrs Elizabeth (Johnstone) Hall, Newhaven fishwife


M.Benaut said...

Congratulations, Dido on your lovely new blog.

Scotland is so far from Australia, yet, with Scottish roots, I really should know and learn more about a land so far away.
I could see the railway bridge with its distinctive shape, but the road bridge, - not so sure. They must be about 5 miles from the old fish wharf ?

Good luck, and welcome to the happy family !!

M.Benaut said...

Well, now the baptism is over, it's all plain sailing. Thanks for coming down-under and leaving a nice comment here. You are always welcome.
As you will have noticed, in Paris (PDP) and elsewhere, it's great fun and damned time consuming. Sleep sometimes goes west !!
If you wish to ask any questions, you can use the blog or,

Happy sailing, errr, blogging.

MmeBenaut said...

Dido, you are off to a picturesque start. Newhaven looks beautiful.
Very best of luck with your daily photos.

mirage2g said...

Welcome to CDPB! Great photos to start with!

Gail's Man said...

Newhaven looks a nice place. I've never ever walked in Scotland. Looks like it might be worth a visit.

Hyde DP said...

Good to see a DP for Edinburgh again - welcome the fold.