#Great Yarmouth

Deckchairs for hire (Photo, Grant Pollard)

Great Yarmouth Part Two

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Photography, Travel, UK Landmarks and Visitor Sights

4.00pm and the beach at Great Yarmouth is fairly deserted. It’s a large expanse of sand and really quite inviting considering that it looks out into the North Sea.

Sun Sea Sky

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

Beach Hut Great Yarmouth

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

Saucy sea-side UK traditions die hard – especially the idea of a cartoon-style fat woman in a bathing suit…. mind you this is less of a gag here in the Uk considering every 2nd person on the sea-front is morbidly obese.

Traditional Fish & Chips

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

 

Cod and chips a very reasonable £3.80…… & probably better for you than a kebab or beef burger.

Great Yarmouth Sands

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

More beach hire… but with a hip hop theme.

I wonder where it goes

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

Maybe they failed their A-levels……

End of Britannia Pier

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

The very end of Britannia Pier has that faded driftwood feel.

End of Britannia Pier

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

Pier Support

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

Under the pier

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

Marine Parade Great Yarmouth

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

Personally i think the beach is better to stroll on than Marine Parade which seems to home more than its fair share of amusement arcades with very little amusement to be had.

Great Yarmouth Sands

(Photo, Grant Pollard)

A last look back at the beach ….. it’s been about 27 Deg today and the night air is still warm enough for a tee-shirt and shorts. There should really be more people on the beach enjoying the night air.

 

Great Yarmouth by Dusk

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Photography, Travel, UK Landmarks and Visitor Sights

In Great Yarmouth Photographing some hotels – so I took a quick stroll on a balmy September evening. Winter is on the horizon and i have to make the most of nights like these.

There’s truly a stellar line up at the pier…..

Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier
(Photo Grant Pollard/Films.Gb)

Marine Parade

Marine Parade
(Photo Grant Pollard/Films.Gb)

Visually the esplanade and sea front roads are a little untidy – with bollards, rubbish bins and general clutter everywhere.

Great Yarmouth Marine Parade

Great Yarmouth Marine Parade
(Photo Grant Pollard/Films.Gb)

Gold Rush

Gold Rush
(Photo Grant Pollard/Films.Gb)

The lights are dazzling but the prizes really aren’t up to much….. it seems plushies are all the rage and that’s about all you can get here….. i mean good luck with winning that iPad baby….

Behold the Silver Slipper

Behold the Silver Slipper
(Photo Grant Pollard/Films.Gb)

You WILL put money in the slot……. in the vain hope of winning something worthless.

Looking for the win

Looking for the win
(Photo Grant Pollard/Films.Gb)

Great Yarmouth at Dusk

(Photo Grant Pollard/Films.Gb)

Beach Front Diner at Dusk

Beach Front Diner at Dusk
(Photo Grant Pollard/Films.Gb)

The diner looks like a piece of Americana but i question what architectural relevance that has to Great Yarmouth…..bar the fact that the rest of Marine Parade seems to want to model itself on the sunset strip so fits in with the general Faux vegas theme.