My day off today but we didn’t get out until after lunch when we went to Deal to buy some books, the café on the end of Deal Pier is relatively new, about four years I think and although I have used the old one in the past, this was my first visit to the new one.
Pot of tea and a very large chunk of shortbread was about £3.50 I think, all good quality and a useful place to sketch when it is too cold outside.
The sketch is done with a grade B 0.5mm propelling pencil any sketching errors erased with a propelling rubber, a very useful item for sketching out and about as the rubber part doesn’t get dirty in the pocket. With so many buildings now painted magnolia, it is useful to have Naples Yellow in your palette.
Here are the photos from my phone https://plus.google.com/photos/103118335852639233427/albums/5865653757559748817?banner=pwa
I guess with it being so close to Thanet, there is a sense the Thanet town centres could have survived better in the way that Deal has.
Deal is a town that seems to have weathered the problems of modern town centres better than most. There seem to be more independent shops than most small towns in the area.
There are only a few empty shops and still a larger proportion of independent shops selling real products than most town centres.