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I thought that I would continue with the Worthing theme (sorry about the tilted horizon in the last picture!). A pier in England is often associated with the image of Victorian pleasure piers when seaside resorts were becoming popular. In recent years some have got negleted and are rather tatty reminders of their past. Worthing pier opened in 1862 which was updated in 1888 with a 650-seat pavilion. Storm damage in 1913 led to it being rebuilt the following year. Fire damaged it in 1933 and again it was repaired. In 1940 a large hole was blown in the pier as a measure against invasion.
Worthing pier is 290m long and today has the Pavilion theatre, an amusement arcade, a cafe and a nightclub.
Walking on the pier last week it was busy with fishermen and people strolling on the east side. Looking towards the other side of some glass partitions running down the middle of the pier it was deserted of people as this picture shows. I soon found out the reason - the strong winds were cold and made it difficult to walk! The photo shows some tyical pier architecture. I enclose a WS of the pier from the shore.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 0 N: 3719] (18453)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-22
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/9.5, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-29 4:43
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