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UK - Bournemouth - Boscombe Pier 08

Boscombe Pier is one of those subjects that keeps coming up in Contacts photos and I'd really been looking forward to photographing it. Unfortunately when I visited last July I really didn't have the weather I was looking for, having said that I'm pretty pleased with some of the shots having played about with them a bit.

 

From Wikipedia : "The pier head was not added until 1926, and like most piers it was partially demolished during World War II to combat the threat of invasion. The pier remained derelict for a number of years and was only fully reopened in 1962. The borough architect, John Burton, designed the modernist 1950s style entrance building. This building was Grade II listed in 2004, The heritage minister said:

 

"The Neck Building at Boscombe Pier is a rarity amongst municipal entertainment structures of the period. It was designed with real conviction and flare. The vivacity of this structure clearly illustrates the revitalization of the British Seaside Resort in the 1950s." — Andrew McIntosh"

 

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Taken on July 27, 2011