Our day off today, something that was a bit tight time wise as we didn’t manage to wrap up various appointments in Ramsgate until nearly eleven and we had to be back to pick up the children from school.
I wanted to go over to Margate to see the exhibition at the Turner Contemporary, I thought as I had posted about it, http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/2010/03/brand-new-arts-video-on-turner.html some pictures of it it would encourage other people to go and see it too, things started fairly well as you can see from the first batch of photographs http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/310/id6.htm
I though that as last time I visited Margate in the Middle of the day I had had my car vandalised in the car park by the High Street, I would park at the top of the High Street as near as I could to the car accessory shop as this seemed to be an unlikely place to have my car vandalised.
I then walked down the high street taking a few photos towards The Turner Contemporary’s exhibition in the Droit House, I had forgotten how much colder the northern side of Thanet can be, so when I arrived at the harbour arm I was in need of a hot drink and thought I would try the café on the harbour arm.
BeBeached click on the link for their website http://www.bebeached.co.uk/ excellent coffee, chocolate cake and wifi internet connection and a very welcoming atmosphere.
I reflected that Margate didn’t seem quite as bad as last time I went, the High Street had quite a lot of people in it, well if you looked at the pictures you can make up your own mind.
Rejuvenated I headed off for The Droit House then - I view it as Margate’s equivalent of Ramsgate’s Clock House and somehow I expect it to be similarly interesting – I started taking photographs and was immediately accosted and told photography was forbidden.
Last time I went there it was apparently quite OK to take pictures, so why the change in policy I don’t really know.
When I try to describe the exhibition, words fail me I think is enough to say that it was so popular that I was the only person there and leave it at that.
I then thought I would walk back through the old town and look at the improvements there, that too was pretty much deserted, the photographs speak for themselves, sorry the first few at the top of the page should be at the bottom so it starts with the picture of The Droit House, click on the link for them http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/310/id5.htm
On to Westgate, when I arrived my camera batteries died so I borrowed my wife’s camera, I am afraid I didn’t get on with it too well, anyway click on the link for the pictures http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/310/id7.htm
Finally lunch at Quex Barn as you can see from the pictures they really know how to make a sandwich fit for an earl, wifi too.