the pier – sad to see you leave

July 17, 2014

We are having a ‘new’ pier and word has it that the bent + distorted constructions at the far end of the burnt out structure are being dismantled this week. So maybe the last chance to appreciate the old lady? or chap? Do piers have genders attached? Whatever, this one has become an old friend.  This is what happened to three years ago.

pier 1.1

pier 1

pier 2

pier 3

Low tide offers an opportunity to view a close quarters – not only the old supports but also the new steel work. The bones are revealed in all their honest geometric beauty like open rooms . . .

pier 4

pier 5

pier 7

. . .  and the the forms that shape the underskirts around the straight legs  . . .

pier 6

. . . are continuously washed and refreshed and wrapped with living things as well as dead detritus.

pier 8

pier 9

pier 10

Moving away across the slippery mud to note the activities of a few . . .

people 2

people2

. . . and vacant items awaiting use. Even out of use this broken pier affects many folks here.

last

If you will tell me why the fen

appears impassable, I then

will tell you why I think that I

can get across it if I try. Marianne Moore I may, I might, I must

 

 

3 Responses to “the pier – sad to see you leave”

  1. Tom Says:

    ‘She’ is quite a mess isn’t she? What is it about piers and nostalgia and innocence?

  2. julia fogg Says:

    ah, you mean the hours spent at slot machines and ‘what the butler saw’.

  3. Thom Hickey Says:

    Pleased to have discovered you here. Lots to,explore. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in now)


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