The title of this article is ‘Adventures of a Hasting’s Flâneur‘, but what do I mean by a Flâneur? Luckily, there are as many definitions as there are dictionaries, some state that it is ‘a man who saunters around observing society.’ another states that ‘A flâneur is, quite simply, a leisurely wanderer, a worldly explorer,Continue reading “Adventures of a Hasting’s Flâneur”
Author Archives: John Bostock
Rye and Romney Marsh: Landscape of Mystery
A personal impression of a unique landscape
The Chalybeate Springs and Healing Waters of Hastings
Exploration of the natural springs and healing waters of Hastings
The Hastings Variation
The Story of how Hastings became the Chess Capital of the UK
Rocks in the Landscape
The story of a unique garden with a history involving Pennsylvania, ancient rocks and a cast of poets , writers and artists.
The Wreck of the Amsterdam
The story of the tragic voyage of the Dutch cargo ship ‘The Amsterdam’ and its subsequent shipwreck on Bulverhythe Beach in 1749.
The Strange Tale of Whistler’s Mother
How the subject of one of the World’s best known paintings, spent the last few years of her life in Hastings
Borderlands – Between Strand and Sea
These are the borderlands between strand and sea, a constantly changing landscape of endless possibilities.
The Ghosts of Lamb House
The Ghosts of Lamb House in the Medieval Town of Rye
The Boy who Loved the Sea
When Paula Rego brought her stories to Hastings