Tuesday, June 02, 2015

After the fire....

Wordless Wednesday



Ten months ago the Victorian pier near my home in Eastbourne was set alight. The grand pavilion built in 1877 was destroyed. Restoration work is now underway and the remaining part of the pier is once again open to the public. I took a stroll along it with my trusty camera.

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And finally, a couple I took last year!






22 comments:

  1. Great collection of images. Looks like a nice place to visit. I love the last two shots. I am glad the pier is being restored. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  2. I'm glad they're restoring it - piers are wonderful structures. My local pier was bombed in WWII and never replaced. I love the colours in that final picture; it looks like a painting.

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  3. The last photo is just stunning. The colors are so gorgeous!

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  4. It's great that the restoration of the pier is going well love the photos, It's been years since I have been to Eastbourne :-)
    Have a piertastic week & thanks for chuckling by :-)

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  5. What a loss of history. Glad to see they are restoring it.

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  6. Such a shame that it was destroyed in the fire but I'm glad that they are restoring it. Great photos!

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  7. I was heartbroken when heard about the fire. Although I'd only been to Eastbourne once, many years ago, the pier was the first of its kind I'd ever seen and I was captivated by it.

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  8. Another set of wonderful images!

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  9. What a beautiful restoration!! The architecture is wonderful!!!

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  10. I agree with everyone here. Thank you for the awesome photos!

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  11. The last couple shots took my breath away, they're so captivating.

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  12. Hard to even pic out favorites. But u gotta love the jets.

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  13. Sorry about the fire; but glad they are re-building it!

    betty

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  14. The last one... just wow! :) Beautiful.

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  15. I was just there when it happened and went down the next morning. It was still smoking. It was terrible. I love this pier so much. Hopefully it will be completely restored for summer !

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  16. The fire is such a sad thing. But it's good to see it is being rebuilt.

    Moving shots. Thank you.

    Here's my Wordless Wednesday!

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  17. Wow. These are wonderful images that tell a captivating story. The restoration is coming along beautifully.

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  18. So sad about the fire, but really glad that they are rebuilding!

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  19. The buildings on the pier are really cool. Love the sunset photo.

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  20. Amazing captures - thanks for sharing.
    Happy Wordless Wednesday! :)

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  21. It's always so sad when a beloved landmark goes down in flames, or gets ruined in a storm. Your pictures tell a fantastic story about rebuilding. Is this place near you?

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    1. Just a stone's throw away Heather. It a structure that has always been part of my life.

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