A Sea Change in Luxury

Looking into a street where grey floodwater covers the road surface and both footpaths, forming a lake in which stand traffic signs, street lights, telecom boxes, a street posting box and a step-ladder with only its very top showing above the water. Heavy rain falls on the lake, pitting its surface, and the sky and the ambient light are grey. In the distance a man slogs knee-deep towards a partly-submerged brick building. He has a sandbag on his shoulder, and clutches another bag that’s in the water. Outside the brick building a sign is displayed showing a woman lying on a beach, with the slogan: ‘Bathers - A Sea Change in Luxury is Coming’.