Sunday, 8 July 2018

Margate today as another bookshop bites the dust

So first The Eastern Esplanade Cliftonville the home of Tiverton Books
 An unusual place for a bookshop
 Recently they had only been opening on Sunday mornings
 so this wasn't entirely unexpected

"Tiverton Books will be closing.    The area which we rent from the hotel has, over the past couple of years, suffered from water ingress in several places, plus some issues with the electricity supply.  In order for the owners to rectify these issues, the whole area needs gutting and starting again, so we will be vacating the property.
Our last open date will be Sunday 29th July (open every Sunday up until then of course). "
Half price sale at the moment and their prices have always been very reasonable
 in the same ballpark as ours - so I was able to buy all the books I wanted and they are piled up on our till desk now.
On to the Old Bank hospice bookshop on Margate seafront, the upstairs of this has been turned into a gallery for mostly secondhand prints, so not so good.

The books will probably mostly be priced, photographed put on the bookshop blog tomorrow and out on the shelves via the shop window.

On to Turner Cafe Contemporary plaza for tea and bacon sarni

I sketched for a bit, into the sun, polarised sunglasses with readers built into the bottom third of the lens. To be honest I was surprised to get a table outside and under a sunshade.

Some old Ramsgate pictures next

I am still carting around both the of my bridge cameras the Nikon P90 and the Canon S3 iS, wiht both of them I have a love hate relationship and in terms of results there isn't much to choose between them

Links to the pictures on their camera cards



Of course if you look at the internet camera review and comparison sites nearly all of the best and worst aspects of both cameras don't get a mention and no one will ever show you the shots that didn't work out.

These are old cameras now and available cheaply, I am considering buying a newer and better bridge camera

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