Punch and Judy is a traditional puppet show introduced to Britain in the 17th century. Its origins go back to the 16th century Italian commedia dell'arte. It eventually made its way to Victorian seaside and the tradition has been kept since. However, there are very few seaside shows remaining in Britain these days. One of them is in Weymouth. That's where I headed this week.
I really enjoyed the show, though Mr Punch is a real anti-hero, a clown with a slapstick humour and at the same time making inappropriate jokes about marriage, parenthood, law and politics. A show that is not just for children but is also quite entertaining for their parents.
And so my English seaside project continues.
The morning was little overcast so yet again, I was lucky to capture two different sides of the English seaside.
Arcade games are such a typical sight at the seaside. For me, the best time to explore them with my camera is early in the morning, when the place is quiet and void of any people.
And finally, beach time, enjoying the last days of summer.
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