306. Longest

by Jarvo Laysell September. 18, 2009 4537 views

This post gets its title from both the fact that Southend Pier [southend.gov.uk] 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.

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.

One of the pier trains.

The point at the middle of the pier where the trains cross.

A tern. I think it's a common one.

Turnstones and guano. Nice!

A noisy turnstone.

All this scratchin's making me itch.

A gull (black headed?) with the train in the background.

The pier head station.

The life boat station.

I think that was the old lifeboat ramp.

Most of the seats are donated. Some have flowers on them.

The view from the end, looking across the Thames towards Kent.

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Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 10 months ago

Now l am homesick!

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Ram Ya 1 year, 10 months ago

Really nice set Jon!

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Ian 8 years ago

Great set

8 years ago Edited
Juan Regaldie 8 years ago

Awesome set, Jon !!
so much variety & quality !!

8 years ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 8 years ago

Wonderful set !

8 years ago Edited
Thebronzebow 8 years ago

Neat set!

8 years ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 1 month ago

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.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 1 month ago

I love the birds!! =)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 1 month ago

Very nice post, I like n° 6 very much!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 1 month ago

So glad you did :-) Wonderful set - great variety and beautiful shots!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Aslan G. Aghdam 8 years, 1 month ago

Good Job!!
I like #2

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 8 years, 1 month ago

wow that is a long pier

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 8 years, 1 month ago

Awesome series, Jon. Love the depth in those first few. Great work.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 1 month ago

That is a long pier! Love the last two. Good that you aren't desperate:)

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
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