this is the link to the rest of the photos I took today
Arriving at Deal after a lazy morning and an extended breakfast it was a case of elevenses at about half twelve so we made for the Cafe on the end of Deal Pier, Niall McLaughlin architects 2008, the building is an extrusion with repeating bays of timber ribs. Cool air is drawn through the underside of the deck and out through roof vents. A wind turbine, used to help power the building in use and can heat the external benches for use by the anglers at night.
As you would expect Deal and Ramsgate are rival towns, lifeboat (long history now sadly gone) fishing, and today tourism and shopping. Back in the day, foying, smuggling, stealing each others lobster pots, Deal Town Centre is edging ahead, less antisocial behaviour, broken pavements, cleaner, signs reminding people that begging is illegal and so on.
My main task for the day was buying books for Michael's Bookshop where I work here in Ramsgate
link to the photos of the books we put out yesterday
A few miniatures of Ramsgate next, I wouldn't expect these to expand well