Riviera is an ongoing project that explores the inherent Britishness of coastal region of the south of Devon – the English Riviera.
I grew up loving shows like Fawlty Towers, watching John Cleese’s character Basil Fawlty run what appeared to the most destructive hotels in TV history created a certain impression of what you could expect in a place like Torquay, only to find out years later that this location was part of the ‘English Riviera’. The word Riviera normally get associated with the warm and beautiful regions in either Italy or France, but after visiting the English Riviera myself I found myself intrigued with the idea of these British seaside towns existing within something thats traditionally very European.