Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Ramsgate Photos old and new

 I think this was Moses's Shipyard before it moved to the western undercliff, you can see into the railway turntable for the station bottom left I would think the photo dates from around 1860
 My mind is a bit focussed on the Royal Victoria Pavilion aka Wetherspoons (built in 1903 so not in the top picture) here in Ramsgate, not sure if the sandbags are to do with the war effort.
Note the ice cream man

I think this one must have been taken soon after the pavilion was opened in 1903

These next three pictures show damage to the harbour caused by running the sluices using the head of water in the inner basin to clear the silt out of the outer harbour
I think the photos were taken around 1900

I skived off work this afternoon, had a late lunch at the Pav, did a bit of painting
sitting in the shade of a bush
I have been encouraging the youf of today in the use of cameras, one of my favourite pocket cameras is the "Canon S3 IS" so I have more than one of these. This makes it easy to explain aspects providing I can remember how to use it. Still can't find the exposure compensation button - ah I see you have to do with Func which doesn't work in auto mode, stupid. Both my Nikon and Pentax have a button on the outside which works in every mode, what were Canon thinking of.

Anyway I took it out to play with today and here are the links to the pictures I took with it.

Link 1                      Link 2

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