Monday, 4 July 2011

Portishead Lido

This weekend we took an inpromptu trip to the thoroughly British Portishead Lido. Built in 1962  ( it is the perfect place to spend a hot English summers day. The water was warm, the sun was hot and the colours (thanks to Ty Pennington) made everything feel totally summery.

The diving board is my favourite kind of vintage building - one piece concrete, all smooth lines and clever engineering;

 I also love the way they have mixed very classic "British Country Garden" with potted lavendar and hanging baskets with the "Tropical Beach" colour scheme and feathery umbrellas. It sounds like it shouldn't work but to my mind it epitomises the whole experience;

 And the final piece of the puzzle, that made it a completely English holiday experience has to be all the towels in a row;


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