I spent this weekend in Blackpool. It was cold. It was wet. It was tacky: (“In Blackpool the things in the Poundshops are all over-priced”). But it was also photogenic:
Having already written about Picasso’s Gurnica here, it seemed worthwhile to show this. The rocket is apparently a familiar part of the Promenade, and is a model of one of Thunderbird Three. I wish now I had paid more attention to why exactly it had been repainted with a rendition of Picasso’s Guernica.
The Big One from the South Pier – I
The Tower from the South Pier – I
Seagulls alongside the South Pier
The South Pier
I liked the King Canuteness of this. They are doing a lot of rebuilding work to improve the whole length of the Promenade.
The Tower from the Ferris Wheel on the Central Pier.
The Big One from the South Pier – II
(This was taken about three hours or so after the first of this pair)
The Tower from the South Pier – II
(I should warn any emulators that the sand under the piers is boggy and rather dangerous – I’m not sure I’d try taking these photos twice).
The Largest Glitterball and the Biggest Rollercoaster
The Largest Gitterball in the World
The Postcard shot
A note on the photos: these are undoctored, and straight as they came off my phone, with the exception of the Postcard which I rotated by 3.5 degrees (I have a horror of tilted horizons). I did reduce them all to 30% of their original size, but I really could not be bothered to adjust any of them. They are, however, the best few of the 240 that I took. Even so, I love my phone.