On a wild and windy day, a walk along the prom may not sound like a good idea but Hastings seafront has a nifty double-decker promenade which helps to shelter you from the rain and the worst of the wind. The lower deck was created by "concrete king" Sidney Little (who I was always convinced was half of comedy duo Little and Large when I was a kid !) in the early 1930's and decorated with recycled broken glass, so it was soon dubbed Bottle Alley.
You get serious tunnel vision when standing at one end !
I used to ride my bike through here when I was a little girl so it was funny to see Pierre riding his brand new remote controlled quad bike (that he got for Christmas) through here.
The supporting pillars have all been decorated with different pieces of artwork.
They are all on flimsy poster paper so between the rain, the sea spray and people ripping bits off, they're all starting to look tatty but that is actually the whole concept of the Point of Decay exhibition which was launched in the summer or 2015 as part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival.
It's actually the perfect setting and looks much better than plain concrete pillars.
The best views are outside though.
This one made everyone laugh because they said it looked like me - it does a bit, when I'm looking less windswept !
Back outside, we discovered My Heart Belongs To Hastings.
It's a piece of interactive artwork that was created in 2012 from reclaimed groyne timbers (very inkeeping with the recycling ethos of nearby Bottle Alley) and the idea is that people leave a padlock as a lasting souvenir of their attachment to and time in Hastings.
This is what we were looking for though - a Banksy painting that appeared on the seawall a few years ago and caused a great deal of speculation about whether or not it was a genuine Banksy until he confirmed it.
Another graffiti artist has added another picture around the corner that seamlessly joins the original Banksy.
Whether or not this is a good thing is down to personal opinion. I thought it was quite clever but I suppose it could be seen as defacing the original.
If you want to find the Hastings Banksy, just drive or walk along the seafront towards St Leonards until you get to Marine Court and it's just opposite St Leonards Parish Church.
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