Blackpool tower / 19 April, 2004 [click for previous image: off the shoulder]
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Title • Blackpool tower

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been trying to move house or, more accurately, trying to find a house to move to – and this has taken up most of our free time. But – all being well – we’ve now bought a house in Blackpool. For those of you in the UK who aren’t familiar with it – it’s like Southend, only bigger and (maybe) a bit tackier. For those of you from further afield: if you haven’t ever visited the UK it’s really difficult to explain what Blackpool is like. It’s a typical British seaside resort – glitzy, brash, full of holiday-makers eating fish and chips and ice-creams – but it also has many reminders of its Victorian past – the old trams, the ballroom in the tower, and some wonderfully old architecture.

This is a shot of the tower which was completed in 1894. It was taken over the weekend and as it was a rather dull day it needed quite a bit of PS’ing to get it looking anywhere near reasonable, but I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. I would suspect, if the move goes ahead without too many problems, that there’ll be quite a few more shots of this structure as the year progresses :-)

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3.22pm on 17/4/04
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