Thursday, 14 February 2008

A lovely day out in the South of England Part 5

This old House of Correction was undergoing a refurbishment.
This is the Palace Pier and Victorian relic of entertainment. It has new attractions at the end but basically it remains the same. It was a way for people who couldn't afford to go out on a boat or to travel to get 'out to sea'.

The sea was amazingly calm and the weather unseasonally warm and bright.

This is what remains of the most beautiful of Birghton's piers, the West Pier. I remember it being a confection of white painted lace like steel. It suffered fires and storms whilst they were trying to raise the money to rebuilt disaster struck again. I thin now if they did repair it, there is so little of the original left, it hardly seems worthwhile.

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