Bognor Regis photosA short walk around a faded seaside resort
Bognor Regis, England UK [map], Photo/article © urban75, November 2013
Here's a selection of photos taken during a short walk around Bognor Regis on a breezy November afternoon.
Bognor has retained its impressive railway station, a legacy of its Victorian heyday.
Located at the end of a short branch line from Barnham, the current station opened on 1 June 1864, and managed to survive being blown down in a gale in 1897 and burned down in 1899.
The present station buildings date from 1902.
Station cafe with its attractive bay window.
Old station signage.
The Picturedrome cinema situated opposite the station.
Built in 1885, the Grade II listed building houses two screens with a total capacity of around 400 seats.
Threatening skies over Bognor.
I loved this early Victorian villa.
Sun sculpture on London Road.
Inspired by 'ancient sun masks, the story of Icarus and the great modern seaside tradition of the International Bognor Birdman,' the piece was created by Pete Codling in 2008.
On the seafront.
Looking east over a choppy sea.
This way to France!
Although it was November, this snack bar by the beach was still open. I had a bag of chips. Well, I was at the seaside!
This splendid Edwardian bandstand on the promenade enjoys Grade II listed status.
Gift shop painted sign.
Edwardian elegance overlooking the promenade.
Fishing boats by the pier.
The weather turned quickly from sun to heavy rain, and I spotted this hardy soul sheltering under an umbrella on the beach.
The Royal Hotel on the seafront.
Maritime themed details on the sea wall.
One of Bognor's earliest hotels, the Royal Norfolk dates from the 1830s, and managed to get away with the unauthorised use of the word 'Royal' in its name. Read more on Bognor-History.
Dramatic skies over the English Channel.
Looking out to sea.
The November storms had blown pebbles on to the path.
I loved these houses which overlooked the sea.
The delightful early Victorian house at No 2, Sea House.
Heavy skies to the west.
An old couple walk along the promenade.
Painted beach huts at the eastern end of the beach.
Waiting for the train home. Like the Littlehampton branch nearby, Bognor Regis still retains its steam-era semaphore signalling so you'll hear a satisfying clanking of levers before your train arrives.
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