Margate in the snow
A winter storm covers the south coast resort in snow
(Photos ©urban75, February 2012)
Seduced back to Margate by the opening of the Turner Contemporary Gallery, we arrived to find the town covered in snow.
I think it was the first time I've ever seen snow on a beach in the south of England - and seeing as I love the stuff, I was well chuffed to be crunching along the beach!
Despite the investment in the new gallery, much of Margate still remains pretty run down, with many buildings still empty from my last visit two years ago.
Here's some photos from my walk around the town.
Arriving at the impressive railway station, conveniently sited a very short walk from the beach.
Two years since my last visit, this long strip of shops remains all boarded up.
Along the seafront walk.
Dreamland remains closed.
Snowy beach scene.
The fantastically ugly concrete tower block continues to blight the horizon. What idiot thought it would be a good idea to build this monstrosity on the seafront?
Cycling around the Old Town.
Sad to see the old Thanet Times building still boarded up.
Walking past the austere lines of the new Turner Contemporary Gallery.
Looking out to the beach from Fort Hill.
At the top of Fort Hill.
Road to nowhere. Three blank signposts.
Low tide in the harbour.
Twilight on the beach.
Margate station in the snow.
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