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306. Longest

2009.09.18
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It's so long you can see the curvature of the Earth. Well, ok not really; it's so long you can see the barrel distortion in my lens.
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One of the pier trains.
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The point at the middle of the pier where the trains cross.
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A tern. I think it's a common one.
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Turnstones and guano. Nice!
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A noisy turnstone.
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All this scratchin's making me itch.
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A gull (black headed?) with the train in the background.
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The pier head station.
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The life boat station.
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I think that was the old lifeboat ramp.
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Most of the seats are donated. Some have flowers on them.
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The view from the end, looking across the Thames towards Kent.
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This post gets its title from both the fact that Southend Pier is the longest pleasure pier in the world and because this is the longest I have had a subject in mind without doing a post on it. When I first started my Project 365, I knew that I would make this post but I didn't want to do it to early. It was inevitable I'd do a set on it as this is without a doubt the most famous and prominent landmark in our town. But I thought I'd leave it until a day when I was desparate for an idea. Fortunately, that day has yet to come, but I think by now I can afford to make this post anyway.
17 Comments
dontblink That is a long pier! Love the last two. Good that you aren't desperate:)
dontblink · 2009-09-18: 19:09
????? Beautiful...when so many Piers are disappearing and never to be replaced....yes in know there're Victorian....(hence the reference to the sea and Egypt I gave you) and therefore they're Temples to Her..
But absolutely well worth recording in the 21st centuary :-))))
????? · 2009-09-18: 19:49
smbunation Awesome series, Jon. Love the depth in those first few. Great work.
smbunation · 2009-09-18: 22:41
chrisbuchan wow that is a long pier
chrisbuchan · 2009-09-19: 00:20
Aghdam Good Job!!
I like #2
Aghdam · 2009-09-19: 02:09
jet28 So glad you did :-) Wonderful set - great variety and beautiful shots!
jet28 · 2009-09-19: 03:11
????? 9# great shot! :--)
????? · 2009-09-19: 05:48
Ryana Very nice post, I like n° 6 very much!
Ryana · 2009-09-19: 06:24
onlyricky wonderful!
I love the birds!! =)
onlyricky · 2009-09-19: 09:59
????? Wonderful!
????? · 2009-09-19: 12:49
lookagain Yes, that is some long pier! Being from the middle of a continent I don't know much about sea things, but I think it would be fun to walk all the way to the end...and how far is that? Maybe that's why I like #2 - feel like I can step right in and start walking.
lookagain · 2009-09-19: 19:04
thebronzebow Neat set!
thebronzebow · 2009-09-19: 23:06
somogyvari Wonderful set !
somogyvari · 2009-09-20: 07:12
jrregaldie Awesome set, Jon !!
so much variety & quality !!
jrregaldie · 2009-09-20: 10:41
tricky Great set
tricky · 2009-09-21: 10:36
????? SO funny birds!!
????? · 2009-09-22: 06:45
????? Great set Jon, love nr 12 very much, but all are great. That sure is a long pier :-/
????? · 2009-09-26: 11:54
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