|It wasn't very warm, but it was a Saturday so the streets were quite crowded.|
We were already aware that one didn't say 'Ald-uh-burg', but it was nice of this mile marker sitting on High Street to confirm what we had already learned...
The most important building, and far away the most interesting is the Moot Hall, a Grade 1 listed building that has been used for Council meetings for over 400 years.
|The back side of the Moot Hall|
Aldeburgh has a shingle beach with the boats pulled up, something you never see in the states - at least on the West Coast.
|I'd like to think that the cod and plaice we had for lunch came directly from the|
Aldeburgh fishing fleet, I know it probably didn't, I choose to believe it did.
A short ways north of town you find 'The Scallop' a stainless steel sculpture by Maggi Hambling dedicated to Benjamin Britten, who used to walk along the beach in the afternoons. The upright shell is pierced with the words: "I hear those voices that will not be drowned", text from Britten's opera "Peter Grimes"
|It was a brilliant sculpture in its own right, but the text added such poignancy.|