Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree


There’s an old joke in the UK about waiting a long time for a Number 7 bus and then three come along at the same time. This week has been rather like that for Say It With A Camera. Photography has taken a back seat this week to things that needed doing around the house, so it was great to get out yesterday with the camera and capture the sunset which I have already written about.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

This weeks photo is from my back catalogue. Taken last summer at Llandudno, just along the coast from me, it shows the pier and holiday makers enjoying themselves.

At 2,295 feet (700 m) the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales.

A British Tourist Authority report in 1975 said of it: ‘…. It zooms out of the sea…. in a spectacular Indian Gothic style rather like a Maharajah’s palace floating on a lake. Cast iron, brackets of iron lacework, an outstandingly pretty balustrade like an enlarged fish net, ogee roofs curling away to the sky, all add up to a totally pleasurable experience.’

Next week I am on vacation, with limited access to internet services, so it’s more than likely we will have a Number 7 situation again.

 

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

  1. viveka August 17, 2013 / 23:50

    On this pier have I walked …. in the beginning of 90’s – during my first years living in UK – you have really manage to make it look fantastic. Excellent entry and thanks for the plingback.

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  2. vastlycurious.com August 18, 2013 / 01:33

    What a great example of perspective and the longest pier in Wales! So glad you went out and showed us!

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    • Mike Hardisty August 18, 2013 / 08:26

      It’s a long one at that, thank you for commenting

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      • vastlycurious.com August 18, 2013 / 18:16

        It’s beautiful! Hope to see it in person one day!

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        • Mike Hardisty August 19, 2013 / 08:12

          It’s a nice long walk along the pier

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  3. mtlawleyshire August 18, 2013 / 17:04

    we have the same joke here about buses. Great photo!

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    • Mike Hardisty August 19, 2013 / 08:12

      Don’t get that now, there’s no Number 7 buses, they’re all 300, 200 etc

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  4. Patti Kuche August 18, 2013 / 23:01

    Enjoy your break Mike and look forward to some great holiday shots!

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  5. Sheri August 20, 2013 / 14:27

    What beautiful colors!

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