Pictorial motifs of times past and the transition into modern day living are everywhere along the English coast. But the seaside resorts remain manifestly English in nature, from beach huts to fine dining, from B & B's to luxury condominiums, with swish esplanades hiding facades of decay. Piers no longer welcome day rippers arriving by steamer. Even the sea has deserted many seaside piers through the ever changing patterns of silt and sand. All create a rich tapestry of imagery that are the dreamlands.