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  • Writer's pictureGethin Thomas

Paignton Sea Front and Pier

Originally published on Photoblog by Gethin Thomas OCTOBER. 07, 2020

As I said in the first section of my Paignton photo walk, this one features the beach front and pier, and if I have struck the right note in my choice of images for the pier you should be able to smell the frying of doughnuts and the sweet caramel scents of warm sugar. No commentary here as the pier speaks for itself.

The requisite architectural shot. The Art Deco style Festival Theatre building. The Festival Theatre was a theatre in Paignton, Devon, England. Opened in 1967, it was a seafront theatre located on the Paignton Esplanade, capable of staging large summer shows. It was in direct competition with the Princess and Pavilion theatres in Torquay. The theatre closed at the end of 1998, and the building re-opened in October 1999 as a multiscreen cinema, known as the Apollo now The Vue.

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