Simple straight lines can be surprisingly effective in attracting attention, especially
if they are made into wide bands of colour. As, for example, on this 85-foot tall
lighthouse at Happisburgh in Norfolk. It was built in 1790 and was last painted in
These beach huts at Southwold in Suffolk are equally striking, so much so that this
coastal town has become famous for them. The first ones were built in the first
decade of the twentieth century when it was not allowed for bathers to get changed
in public. Only a few of those remain, the majority dating from the 1930s.
Lines are relatively simple and economical to execute, and so are used frequently