4 september 2014

Aberystwyth seafront

We enjoyed a sunny afternoon at the seafront in Aberystwyth, in west Wales. Aberystwyth is a historic market town and holiday resort. Having a university college, it is a major Welsh educational centre as well.

The Royal Pier has a length of 242 meters (794 ft). The original pier dates from 1865 and was much longer, but severe storms damaged the construction many times. After World War 2 it was in such a poor state that it was closed. In the 1980's a lot of money was spent for improvements. Nowadays it's a pleasure pier, with a restaurant and gambling machines.

8 opmerkingen:

  1. Seems like a perfect use for the restore pier, considering the "gamble" that it won't get washed away by the next storm. :-)

  2. mooi om hem weer te gebruiken en hopelijk nog een lang leven te geven.

  3. It's a wonderful place and perfect for a summer holiday !

  4. Het lijkt wel een schilderij die eerste foto. De pier hebben ze mooi opgeknapt.

  5. What a beautiful scene. Love the big, puffy clouds overhead. I'd definitely enjoy a walk around here.


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