Of course you all know about my love for Keane, so it only makes sense that I start off this post with a graphic based on the lyrics to their b-side song, "Fly to Me." (Such a beautiful song. Please give it a listen!) I've recently been thinking about how much I want to go to the seaside. Not the whole honeymoon-style Mexico beach or California sun. No tourists and all that fuss. But the moody, romantic, dark, lovely cliffs and rocky beaches in England, Scotland, Ireland, etc.
Trust me, I'm not wedding-obsessed like some people my age, but I would love to get proposed to on a Scottish seaside, like in the photo above. On a windy, misty day, wrapped in a trench coat. Some people are California babes, or love the Caribbean scenery. But I love a moody seaside, I just think it's beautiful.
|You know, Amalfi Coast, Italy wouldn't be so bad either.|
|Bamburgh Castle, UK 5:20am. Lovely photo by Floydian.|
|Beachy Head, Sussex, UK|
|Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.|
|These are some beautiful photos of Co Claire Pier in Ireland, shot by Sara Lynn. Look at those beautiful colors, I am just dying to go.|
Some other influences on my yearning for the sea was the very simple but lovely song by The Kooks called, very appropriately, Seaside. The photo above is of the ocean by Brighton, UK, which is where The Kooks are from. So I can only guess this song was written about the Brighton shore.
The spring Burberry ads were also shot on the beautiful Brighton pebble beach, which of course, only increased my infatuation. Burberry + Brighton + seaside = happiness.
Then lastly, Atonement. Horribly heart-wrenching movie, but done in such a gorgeous way. This is from the end of the movie, where, if the story had gone another way, James McAvoy and Kiera Knightley would be together, happy forever, running and playing at Redcar beach. That's incredibly vague, but I don't want to give the movie away! Anyway, this scene was powerful and beautiful. This movie is what really made me think the seaside is a wonderfully romantic place.
|Finally, Le Mont Saint Michel in France. (Or the Tangled castle as I like to think of it.)|
Wouldn't mind living there!