To the Lighthouse

Lighthouse Breskens Netherlands-

Asos checkered midi skirt

Vuurtoren Breskens Netherlands

Black-and-white style

Wool textured midi skirt in check print

Black and white striped lighthouse

View of the sea Breskens

Black-and-white outfit with checkered skirt

New Look lace-up booties

Midi skirt with lace-up ankle boots

To the lighthouse Virigina Woolf

Crescent moon

Asos Skirt (similar here and here) | Vintage Cardigan (similar here and here) New Look Boots | Asos Headband (similar here and here)

 

“There it loomed up, stark and straight, glaring white and black, and one could see the waves breaking in white splinters like smashed glass upon the rocks. One could see lines and creases in the rocks. One could see the windows clearly.”

(Virginia Woolf, from the novel “To the Lighthouse”)

We visited the lighthouse of Breskens (the Netherlands) twice in two days. The first time, the beach was taken by storm, the drifting sand blurring our vision. While we made our way up towards the lighthouse, we came as close to experiencing weightlessness as we will probably ever come. The wind was the most relentless I’ve ever come across. My mind told my legs to move forward, but instead I was almost thrown up into the air. One step forward turned out to become two steps backward, until by trial and error I learned how to proceed leaning forward on the wind. In those circumstances shooting was impossible: I didn’t want to expose my lens to the fierce fits of wind and lifted sand. Not to mention that posing elegantly is a precarious business when one is shivering and convulsively trying to get the better of the wind. Instead, I stored the image of the whitecaps and the ever-changing gauze of sand in my mind.

We came back the next day, but when we arrived, it was pouring. Forced by the circumstances (and again the risk of my camera being subject to damage), we decided to ditch the whole idea of shooting at the lighthouse and went for dinner instead in the village of Breskens. When we finished our meal, we suddenly noticed it had stopped raining and the sun had started to peak through the clouds that covered the sky from horizon to horizon. As we drove back to the Lighthouse, the faint evening sun steadily made room for darkness as it fell below the horizon. We arrived at a scenery that could have been painted by Edward Hopper, the lighthouse and the moon looking down upon us, scenic and indifferent to change or nature. We only had a few minutes before it was too dark to shoot, but that was enough to capture that faintly forlorn sight.

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32 Comments

  1. Christa Sagmoe December 12, 2015

    The lighthouse is gorgeous! Love your outfit and the shoes! ~ Christa

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you Christa! P.S. Love your new blog design :) Congrats!

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  2. Emma December 12, 2015

    What a stunning location, just wow! I love that skirt and those boots! Absolutely baben! Xx

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you Emma! I had to look up the word baben, haha :)

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  3. Maurice December 12, 2015

    Love the pictures, the background and the outfit are so so gorgeous!!
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  4. fashion blog December 10, 2015

    beautiful look dear,have a nice day.
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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      I also wish you a lovely weekend!

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  5. Maite December 10, 2015

    You look really lovely in checkers: it gives you something elegant and playful at the same time. You certainly know how to take your shots. Adorable views!

    Maite

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you, that’s so kind of you!

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  6. Irene December 10, 2015

    As always you have the most amazing pictures!! I adore the dark-blue haze of the falling night which is on the landscape and yourself. Couldn’t be better. Enhances any outfit and certainly this bicolored one.

    Keep surprising your readers!

    Irene

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you for that wonderful comment!

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  7. Kamila December 10, 2015

    So atmospheric <3

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  8. Ela December 9, 2015

    These photos are amazing! You’re lucky that you didn’t leave there without taking these photos. Your monochrome outfit is beautiful.

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you! We were lucky with the timing as we so often seem to be :)

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  9. Cristina December 9, 2015

    It’s a beautiful location! I love how the outfit matches the lighthouse :)

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      I guess I always subconsciously try to match my outfit to the surroundings :)

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  10. Jamie December 9, 2015

    I am seriously in love with that skirt. its gorgeous and looks absolutely stunning on you.

    Jamie
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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you Jamie!

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  11. Feyi A December 9, 2015

    Wonderful post!!
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  12. Su December 9, 2015

    You always look absolutely beautiful!

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  13. Gwendolen December 9, 2015

    Very styleful and elegant outfit. I think I’ll buy the ravishing skirt! Love your boots too, really refined.

    Love,

    Gwen

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Great plan! I hope you’ll love the skirt as much as I do!

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  14. Daisy December 9, 2015

    Waw, amazing sights, extremely romantic! The colors of the sky and the lighthouse are wonderful. You have a skilled photographer!!

    Daisy

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thank you! It appears I was at the right place at the right time… Xx

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  15. Ashley December 9, 2015

    So in love with the skirt! The color of the lighthouse is amazing x

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      I agree: it’s the first time I’ve ever seen a black-and-white striped lighthouse like this one!

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  16. Maggie December 9, 2015

    This is awesome!! Both the location and the outfit. I especially love that skirt!

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thanks!

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  17. Sara Nuša December 9, 2015

    I love your skirt and these photos are so dreamy and beautiful. They look like something from a movie.

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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      It did feel a bit like a film, especially with the sun going down and making room for the moon…

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  18. Prudence December 9, 2015

    Such an elegant monochrome outfit and the backdrop of a lighthouse is so romantic!

    Prudence
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    • Bold Bliss January 8, 2016

      Thanks! Have a great weekend!

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