There is a long history associated with bathing boxes or beach huts as they are know in some parts of the world and a few weekends ago two of those lovely bathing boxes that sit on the foreshore at Brighton beach south of the Melbourne CBD were sold. For something that is quite small and can only be owned by a ratepayer of that council they fetched an enormous amount of money
Looking at pictures of the coloured boxes lined up along the sea front reminds me of the ‘painted houses’ we saw last year – those that line the older streets of St John’s in Newfoundland. Most of the houses in the coastal ‘outports’ were painted like this but it was fun to see so many in long lines like these.
I’d been told they were known as ‘jellybean houses’ painted the same bright colour as the owner’s fishing boat so they’d recognise them when they got back into port. Never did get that verified tho lol