Paignton Sea Front and Pier

by Gethin Thomas October. 07, 2020 225 views

As I said in the first section of my Paignton photo walk, this one features the beach front and pier, and if I have struck the right note in my choice of images for the pier you should be able to smell the frying of doughnuts and the sweet caramel scents of warm sugar. No commentary here as the pier speaks for itself.

The requisite architectural shot. The Art Deco style Festival Theatre building. The Festival Theatre was a theatre in Paignton, Devon, England. Opened in 1967, it was a seafront theatre located on the Paignton Esplanade, capable of staging large summer shows. It was in direct competition with the Princess and Pavilion theatres in Torquay. The theatre closed at the end of 1998, and the building re-opened in October 1999 as a multiscreen cinema, known as the Apollo now The Vue.

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Elizabeth James 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Super shots. Good to see the shelter on the front still there!

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R Kuerbovich 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Quite amazed by the concept of pier, that it seems so popular in Southern England (please confirm?). I only know the pier in Brighton, but i could hardly differentiate between Brihgton's and Paington piers: there are aesthetic elements present in both

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Gethin Thomas Replied to R Kuerbovich 1 month, 2 weeks ago

There are 56 piers left in England and Wales. The longest is Southend pier which is over 2km in length. I will do a post about piers.

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R Kuerbovich Replied to Gethin Thomas 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Amazing! This is too exiting.  Looking forward to your post!

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