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December 31, 2013
Hastings harbour, East Sussex
The working harbour at Hastings, on the south coast of England, is unusual because the fishing boats are hauled up onto the shingle beach at the end of each outing. This view of the confusing shanty town of shelters, boats and fishing equipment across the Old Town end of the beach is from the cafe of the new Jerwood Gallery, which houses a collection of 20th- and 21st-century works. I lived in a flat nearby when I was an art student in the town in the 1980s. It's one of my favourite places, so it was great to go back with the family and visit old friends.