However, the sun was out for a while but cloud was drifting in fast from Ramsgate direction so we made the most of the time to get some shots. It was a warmer day today, but felt cold as it was also very windy along the coast. We got a fair amount of shots of the pier and harbour in the sunshine.
The plan for the photo book is to document our home town and the rest of dear old “Planet Thanet” as it is affectionately know by the locals. This means photographing Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Cliftonville, Margate, Westgate and Birchington plus any coastline in between. We want it to be not just about the gorgeous coastline around here and the stunning sunsets and sunrises we enjoy a lot, but also other aspects of each town – things to do, places to eat, quirky shops and locations.
A great spot to visit is the Turner Contemporary Gallery which is free to enter and has lots of fantastic exhibitions. It is also an unusual design – some love it, some hate it. It makes a great counterpart though to the older information building that sits right next to it, see the pics below.
Across the road from these buildings is The Old Kent Market which used to be The Parade cinema and has retained some of its features. A place to find great food, clothes and trinkets from independent sellers. There is even a double decker bus selling teas and coffees.
So this was a little taste of our wander round Old Town Margate and its harbour. It was a bit of a flying visit as the weather wasn’t great, so we will be back for more at some point.
Till next time…