Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September Theme Day - Big - Queens Pier - My World

Peer at the Pier

September Theme Day Big, My world



Has it been a month already since our last theme day. It appears so. As I reside in a teenie tiny town beside the seaside, which I do like to be by I had little option but to choose, the bridge, the beach or the pier for the image of big. Not my usual lateral thinking involved today for the theme, play it straight down the line with a simple long shot towards the horizon with the illusion of the pier going on forever and cutting through the sky. I have already used the pun from"from pier to eternity before" so I won't say it again. Oops just have. Went for a black and white today too which suits the aging old queen, the pier that is.


You may have noticed I have been awol again from the blog, well net in general. It has rained everyday since my return from hols and no way does my camera go out and play in a down pour. More than two raindrops and the merest hint off a breeze seems to affect the server too. I kid you not it's been hellish here and I will be using archives for a while as I realky have no places of interest to show you inside. Not unless I do a pub tour of course. Well if you really want me too....
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Is it me or has this been the most dreadful UK Summer?

52 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I'll take a pub tour!! And you always have great shots! Regardless of the weather. Living in Washington, I do know about gray weather although we have had a very lovely summer -- which is almost over and the weather reports don't look promising. Ah, well!

Enjoy???

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

That pier seems to go on for ever.

Carver said...

I love the way you shot the old queen. Very atmospheric.

brattcat said...

That queen has a long train, indeed. As for digging into the archive or taking us on a pub tour...I'll take either, thank you very much.

Greyscale Territory said...

A pub tour sounds like a great idea! I haven't done that in ears and years! Love this monochrome and smiled at your zany comments! Good fun!

Lou said...

The sandbags are out but the rain has stopped. Tomorrow's racing going ahead, I think.

Babooshka said...

Cheers Lou for the update but I will not be photographing the bikes anyway, got to be elsewhere. That is if we have not been washed up the other side of the world of course.

Night all.

mountain.mama said...

Too much rain is not too much of a good thing, it leads to serious depression in my book! (Just a note, I posted a bridge picture this time.....)

ewok1993 said...

Personally, I think the pier has BIG personality. So there, you cleared the theme.

I get envious when people talk about all the rain they have been having all summer long.

Three years and no "real" rainfall to speak of around here; hence the wildfires are starting.

Barb said...

A pub tour would be great, Babooshka. Meanwhile, the pier does seem to go on forever. I like the B & W mood.

Leif Hagen said...

That's a BIG pier! Huge! Loooooong! Does it reach all the way to England?! Great BIG theme day snap!

Snap said...

Love that you photographed the pier in black and white -- suits it! (I think everyone's summer has been weird.)

Sally in WA said...

Okay, if you insist on the pub tour...but only if I can tag along and sample the brews. :-)

Excellent shot of the old Queen.

Virginia said...

Count me in for the pub tour. I"ll have a bourbon and club soda on ice, s'il vous plait.
V

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Babooshaka: I love the look of thet big pier. It is neat in B&W.

Janie said...

The pier does appear to go on forever.
Pub tour sounds fun, if the weather insists.

magiceye said...

love that!

alicesg said...

That's a lovely B&W photo of teh pier. Oh my, it's september already.

Gaelyn said...

Excellent capture for BIG. Does look like the pier goes on forever into the sea. Plus B&W suits the current weather conditions.

I'd love a pub tour. That's not something I see anyday.

Tash said...

It goes on & on & on...it's BIG.
another structure I cannot get enough of seeing from any and every angle.

Vogon Poet said...

I like the neverending pier and would like to walk and see what is there, at the other end.

Pietro said...

Beautiful B&W. The pier towards infinite.
I'd like so much to see some images of pubs.

Hyde DP said...

I think we've had worse summers - this year though it has been so changeble from one to t'next.

great shot along the pier

Dina ... UK said...

It looks exactly as you describe...
A pub crawl would be interesting, I am sure beyond the glass there would be some artefacts...lol

Bibi said...

This IS one big bridge. I like this bw.

Anonymous said...

Is the Grand Prix on today?

Anonymous said...

Sorry I mean will there be any races?

Thanks.

Jo said...

Brilliant photo of the pier. LOL at the pub tour. I'm tt and my first day in the UK my boss whose a good friend of my hubby, took me to 21 pubs in Chesterfield. Actually "On the Brim" Brimington. I have never drank so many club sodas and cups of coffee in my life. thanks for visiting my blog. Good to have you back.

Jilly said...

That's one BIg beautiful pier, Babooshka. Hope you enjoyed your time in south-west France?

Small City Scenes said...

well the old pier seems to gon forever so it qualifies for the theme. Pub crawling---sure. MB

Reader Wil said...

I peered and peered and peered... but didn't see the end of it! It really is big!!
I am glad you are back. I hope you had a nice relaxing holiday!

Hilda said...

This is a fantastic photo, Babooshka! The pier looks immense from here.

I vote for the pub tour! :D

Jim K said...

I love that pier, and this take on it.

Arija said...

What a lovely walk out over the water and into the middle distance.
I like your B&W treatment too.

Mo said...

Love the pier shot. I'd be happy with the pub tour.

Mojo said...

I'll throw in my lot with the lot that votes for a pub tour. Seeing the Swan from the inside might prove interesting after all. Surely the Manx can keep up with the Irish for atmosphere... or the English at least.

Piers like this (you might have noticed) are some of my favorite subjects, and I love this one. You might say it's "Pierless Beauty" (you can thank me later... I'll trade ya for "From Pier to Eternity" and we'll call it a day, yeah?).

Is it me or does that water look awfully shallow in the foreground? Low tide there must be taken quite literally!

Ilse said...

Really great photo!

Sonia ( stepoes) said...

It's been a while hasn't it Babooshka(?) since you were in Birmingham?

When you planning a visit?

B SQUARED said...

Love those pubs.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

as always, drop dead gorgeous photo. great choice for theme day.

marley said...

Very good photo for theme. I like it!

A pub tour sounds like a great idea!

Müge said...

The difference of mood between the color photos and this B/W shot of the pier is amazing!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Great shot, Babooshka. That pier really does seem to go on for ever. Pity you didn't have a member of the Upper House in the shot. Then we could peer at the peer on the pier. Look forward to pictures of your night at the pub for your next My World contribution, then...?
Janice.

Jackie said...

That is a fab photo for theme day. I'd be happy enough for a photographic pub crawl :)

mannanan said...

Love it!!!!

JM said...

I think I've never seen such a long pier!

Buck said...

That's a big pier! Nice realisation of the theme, B.

Marie-Noyale said...

Like it in B&W suits the greyish Summer..
The Pub tour looks good to me!!

Amy said...

That is one looonnng pier! I wonder if we'll have the same sort of summer here? Our last one was awful - so hot and humid.

gogouci said...

It seems to wrap around the world. Nice play with perspective.

Baruch said...

Great subject to photograph

Baruch said...

Great subject to photograph

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