low tide – april
April 18, 2010
As I was walking to the Old Town, it occurred to me that the pier looked quite statuesque – the tide was on its way out and the light from the west was sucked into the sea.
The sea has been calm lately and visitors are starting to populate the beach. One has even braced the water. The locals laugh as we need it far warmer and won’t be considering swimming for a while yet!
Strolling back again about two hours later, the landscape of the beach has changed dramatically.
The reflections elongate the supporting legs of the pier. It looked sort of lonely and melancholic. Uninhabited and obviously deteriorating but not unloved. Some people want to save it – HPWR T – and some are talking about looking to the future and using the site for a ground breaking modern building.
I’ll miss the complexity of the network of metal and timber uprights if either the sea or the developers demolish it. Also all the detritus that gets caught up within the structure.
The sand stone reveals itself surrounded by the wet and oily looking sand. Another landscape – never the same.