After the last two days posts this one is a bit of a mixture of Ramsgate Royal Sands Development – Pleasurama to most of us – and some thoughts on photography.
Now although we all know that phrase, “the camera never lies,” isn’t completely true there is certainly an element of truth in what photographs portray.
Having had a few days to think about it I think that the most interesting Pleasurama development, development this week is that the council lied to the local paper see http://www.yourthanet.co.uk/kent-news/Cliff__collapse-worries-at-Pleasurama-site-newsinkent32003.aspx?news=local
I revisited the pictures that I took of the bulge in blockwork panel that initiated the repairs and the other pictures of the weeds growing out of the newly repaired and painted cliff façade I have put them on the internet half sized – very big - at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/blogpicts110/id11.htm and run them through a batch process in photo enhancing program and published them at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/blogpicts110/id12.htm
You don’t really have to be a civil engineer to see that the bulge was there and the crack filled before the façade was painted, anyone who has done the most basic of home decoration can see what’s been filled and opened up even more as the bulge got slightly worse after the paint job.
You don’t really need to be Bob the Builder to see that the pointing work to the cracks in the façade wasn’t done properly either.
The picture above (click on it top enlarge) shows the bottom of one of the main support pillars TDC say “The load bearing columns are founded on reinforced concrete pads,” I say it’s sitting on a little pile of chalk.