English neighbors returning to Lake Worth

image copy 11  Good Morning, I hope the week ahead is going to be good for you. This is my last blog from England as I return to Lake Worth on Wednesday and am very excited about it. I thought that this week I would show you how different properties are here in England where I live to the properties in Lake Worth. We have, as you have, a mixture of different types of house depending on the area in which you live. For instance, if you have a sea view then the chances are you will have a larger house which will be worth a considerable amount. Here in England they talk about  location being the most important aspect of house buying.  Typical houses from years ago here would have been the one storey type of bungalow and these are still dotted around our streets often dwarfed by two storey houses that have been built around them.image copy 2

We have apartment blocks (flats) that are of varying height depending on when they were built. It has become the trend to buy up the huge properties that exist along the seafront and would have housed the gentry years ago, and turn  them into quite plush apartments and of course, the sea view would command a high rent or price tag if buying them outright.image copy 7 image copy 5 image copy 4

In some areas there are what used to be council house, homes for those that either did not wish to, or could not afford to buy. They tended to be all the same design were built row after row, not a pleasant sight but they served their purpose. Nowadays many people buy the council houses and make changes that make a big difference to the look of  the area. Our landmarks that make us famous are really quite special and these are some of my favourites:

image copy 6 Our theatres the Cliffs pavilion and Palace Theatre hold some excellent plays, musicals and other entertainment. We have  many listed buildings which are protected because of their age and type, they are quite wonderful with embellishments which are nothing like the modern designs today. I love the new statue outside our central train station and the new fountains  in City Beach. The old Victorian Cliff lift which is still working and is in magnificent condition is a delight to ride in, stems back to Victorian times?as you know the pier here is the longest pleasure pier in the world. I think it could do with some work after several accidents such as boats crashing into the end and fires breaking out, it has been patched up but I would love to a return to the days when there was entertainment and activities held at the end of the pier.   image image copy

Well, I think that I gives some flavour about our area in comparison with Lake Worth and you have some idea of the differences. I return to being the outsider on the inside next week and cannot wait to be back and find out what has been going on with you all. See you very soon!

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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