Monday 31 October 2022

Click to expand some pictures of Ramsgate and Margate


Starting with this photo of York Street in Ramsgate back in 1994

I took a couple of pictures of it this afternoon, a quiet one in the bookshop meaning I could fit a short walk in.

Royal School for the Deaf

Like any boy with a toy I am still playing with my new second-hand phone a Samsung galaxy s21 ultra.

I bought it particularly to take pictures to put on this blog. For anyone interesting the pictures will expand if clicked on.

This is Canterbury yesterday where we bought some books.

This is the phone's effort at taking a picture of the moon which I thought was pretty good for a phone picture.
Out and about in Ramsgate today day
So many shop buildings being done up that I thought I'd better record them before they become something else

The last day of trading for The Oak hotel is this Wednesday. It's quite a retro experience that you only have a couple of days left to to enjoy. 

After a very busy Friday and Saturday here at Michael's bookshop where I work in Ramsgate we have had a quiet Monday.

So let me pass on my regards to the people who plough through the new books we have put out every working day and come in and buy them having seen them online.

On the phone front I have several friends who are in their 80s and are now regretting that they didn't learn to use a smartphone properly when they were younger.

A smartphone you can use properly can be very useful if if you're hearing or vision is starting to go or you are having difficulties remembering things.

Saturday 29 October 2022

Click to expand old photos of Ramsgate and Margate

I've been busy at work today here in Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate. 

I didn't get time to do a small sketch before I got up this morning, idea is that it she is coming out of the paper. I haven't quite mastered using a felt tip brush pen for shading but it is getting better.

I did manage to get out of the bookshop for a bit go for a walk and take a few Ramsgate photos this afternoon.
As you can see from the thumb in the way I am still getting used to the new phone and it's camera.

Friday 28 October 2022

Old pictures of Ramsgate and Margate and we visit Folkestone


This is back of the clock House when it had the buildings attached to the back of it.

This one is postmarked 1934

Blighty in Edgar Road

Ramsgate clockhouse yesterday evening
There was something being filmed in Ramsgate yesterday evening not sure what it was all the pictures will expand with a bit of clicking

Folkestone yesterday. I always find visiting Folkestone very interesting as the attempts at regeneration relate to similar problems to the ones we have in Thanet. Of course where they really benefit is was that they didn't have an out of town shopping centre like Westwood cross so the town centre hasn't been through a period of having its large shops decimated. 

This series of shots show show a three dimensional wall mural that has been painted onto a flat wall, clever stuff I thought

We had lunch in Eleto chocolate café good quality, quantity, atmosphere and a sensible price

Back at work at Michael's Bookshop in Ramsgate today