Saturday, August 15, 2009

Highcliffe (August 13, 2004)

Taken by the ocean in Dorset; I think this was the day before my sister's wedding. Two of her friends took me for a drive to the coast, shortly after we arrived at the B&B at New Park (in the New Forest, Hampshire).

For me, there is something deliciously appropriate in the name of this place, and the images of it that I took. Here, for example, the clouds seem somewhat dark and faintly "brooding", and the sea looks as if it should be preparing for a storm. To me it seems as if some 19th-century hero/ine should be standing near the cliff, bemoaning his or her fate--Jane Eyre, or perhaps Heathcliffe.

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