Architecture, Photography

A Walk on the New Hastings Pier

We visited the revamped and revitalised Hastings Pier on Saturday. This was a rewarding experience as my wife was a trustee for a couple of years and I was a core volunteer. We both contributed to setting up the shop and providing it’s best selling product and my wife was key in appointing the design team via an RIBA run competition, so has a particular interest in how the project has turned out.

We reckon the Architects – dRMM have done as well as they could – Budgetary constrains mean the buildings are not as exciting as originally planned but the results are really good when you are close up to them, with a high standard of detailing. The crucial thing is that, unlike so may of England’s grand piers this one has a future.

A gallery of images;

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Photography

Anchor

I know things have been pretty quiet around this blog of late, but that’s largely because my wife and I have been busy working on a new project. We are renovating our seafront home in St. Leonard’s on Sea to make into into a Holiday home, which will be available for rent. As you can see some of the rooms are starting to come together. It’s going to be available this summer and is listed on Airbnb

The wonderful illuminated Anchor is from our freind Phillip Oakley.



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The Machine Man

Not a great photo, but I think it’s a really cool thing. Walking past the seafront shops at Marin Court, St Leonards on Sea I spotted this nifty take on Kraftwerk’s classic ‘Man Machine’ album cover in St Leonards the other day – a recent creation by St Leoanards based iDLEHANDS t-shirts – celebrating the fact that Turing’s early education was in St Leonards, where his family lived until he was 14. Taken with my A7r which is finally back in my hands after taking a month to get repaired by Park Cameras.

 

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