Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wetherspoons at Ramsgate Royal Victoria Pavilion a review, the beginnings of a watercolour sketch and about 100 photos.

Lunch at the new Wetherspoons in Ramsgate today, which was cheese and ham panini, cost about £6.50 which also included a soft drink. I could either have had chips with it or salad, I chose the salad option. It was very good, took less than 15 minutes to arrive and I managed to get some watercolour sketching and lunch in during my lunch hour.  

I have four concepts of The Pavilion, the historical one which is based on old pictures and guides and my visit when it was in a very bad state in 2010 these are covered in the blog post I wrote immediately after my visit, here is the link to the post https://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/pictures-of-inside-of-royal-victoria.html this post has links to the pages of pictures I took inside, back then.

The other two concepts are much more normal use of the building, one dates from when I worked for The Pleasurama Group back in the 1970s, as a mechanic of sorts my job was to mend things and at that time Star Dust Amusement Arcade was owned by the group and had plenty of amusement machines to mend I also made occasional forays into the casino part to mend the one armed bandits in there. The other is today’s visit here is the link to my mobile phone pictures taken there today https://photos.app.goo.gl/DZyF6coaquwK1gsk2 

Later on, as there were three other people working in the bookshop, I’m afraid I skived off from work an hour early and carried on painting, the other people put the books away in the bookshop, here is the link to the pictures of them http://michaelsbookshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/adele-in-bookshop.html

The refurbished Pavilion is a real asset to Ramsgate and a lot of this is to do with the view across the harbour towards the waterfront with its diverse historic architecture.

Any late nigh visits to the night club or casino are hazy memories and I don’t think count that much.

The pictures I took with my camera today, mostly a short walk after painting from the pavilion are here http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/917L/id24.htm

Something that I found interesting was that nearly all of the tables in the sun on the decking on the pavilion roof were taken apart from those reserves for non smokers, which produced the strange empty but desirable area. 

1 comment:

  1. My sincere thanks to Tim Martin. Wetherspoons have rescued the Pav.


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