Broadstairs, Kent, UK

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  1. freelunch

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    Broadstairs is a nice little English seaside town. Charles Dickens used to visit Broadstairs and wrote much of David Copperfield in Bleak House, which overlooks the sea. There is a Dickens Festival every June with much Victorian dress on display.

    On a sunny day, the town is close enough to us that we can hop on the bike for a quick run down and dip our toes in the sea. Here are a few shots I took when I was still using an SLR. The film processor burned a CD for me when the prints were made. The quality is not great.

    #1. The town shot from the pier.
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    #2. They built a square tidal pool that gets refilled at each high tide. These kids are crabbing.
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    #4. The Punch & Judy shows still draw a crowd.
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    It's a really nice day out.
     
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    I used to go crabbing when I was a kid, but in Morecambe - reminds of that.

    They are also a bit reminiscent of Martin Parrs Last Resort but with less garish colours - I like the big kid in the punch and judy audience :D.
     
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    What an entertaining set of pics! So much to see! Donkey rides, crabbing, vendors, Punch & Judy etc etc. 1 and 4 are my faves. Thanks for sharing these!
     
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    tempra: I saw an exhibition of Martin Parr's work at the Barbican a few years ago. Garish is the word! But, quite wonderful images. Is iconic the word?

    Antarctican: You're welcome! I'm pleased you enjoyed the shots.
     

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