Location: Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, England
Date: 02/06/2008 @ 15:51
Light Conditions: Daylight/Overcast
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: 17-85 mmm
Focal Length: 22 mm
Flash Mode: --
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec.
Post-work: Crop, Monochrome, Split Tone
Related items: "Everything Must Go" series
This is the second image from a series entitled Everything Must Go, a study of Whitley Bay and the state that it is in. This was produced as a college project, and while it's something of a botch-job I think it's a theme that I can develop further using different locales, or even all of them culmitavely.
This image was taken on the street of the same name as the title of this piece; it's an old hotel that became a nursing home, that itself shut down. The building has been abandoned for some time.
There will be more from this series, along with a continuation of uploads for the Deadwood series of shots taken at Cramlington Park, in the near future.
Thank-you for your patience.
The town isn't abandoned, as such, just incredibly ran-down compared to how it was. There are many reasons why: it relied on tourism and the UK isn't a desirable location any more, especially up north. Also, the main populace who made the place nice are either old or dead now, and those who replaced them aren't as bothered about where they live. There're also political reasons.. anyway, thank-you for adding this to your favourites.
Yeah, I know what you mean: the place where I live used to be a small village surrounded by fields but it has been bloated beyond all recognition by identikit housing; the old parts of the village have gotten increasingly rough as all the decent people move to the new areas.