Ramsgate, Kent - part 1
A seaside town on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent, England.
(Photos ©urban75, 29th November 2009)
One of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century, Ramsgate now has a population of around 40,000 and hosts one of the largest marinas on the English south coast.
We took an afternoon walk from Broadstairs and back, an easy walk of some 6 miles.
You can walk along the beach from Broadstairs to Ramsgate at low tide, and it's a lovely walk - see the route here.
The Royal Victoria Pavilion from the pier.
A rather depressed looking fella passes the closed Royal Victoria Pavilion, which was opened in 1904 by Princess Louise, second youngest daughter of Queen Victoria.
The Pavilion is situated next to the sands adjacent to the east pier of the Royal Harbour. It served as a casino until recently.
View of Ramsgate.
Huge tubes on a barge in the harbour.
Chalked on graffiti at the end of the east pier.
There's a small shipyard by the east pier.
Stuck at the end of the east pier is the Harbour Lights Restaurant.
Ramsgate Maritime Museum in the Clock House. The building hosts the unique Ramsgate Meridian which is 5 mins 41 secs ahead of Greenwich.!
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