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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Frank Johnston - whatpics.co.uk
- Explore score
- 5.43 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jun 08, 2014
- Date taken
- Jun 06, 2014
- architectural, cityscapes, landscape, travel
This 180 degree panorama was taken from the harbour entrance wall between 2-3.00 pm - Ignore the clock on the tower. It's not working as the clock tower is undergoing restoration. It was a beautiful day but the sea breeze was quite strong at times.
One hundred years ago Herne Bay was a buzzing seaside town and the place everyone wanted to visit. The brand new Kings Hall was about to be opened by Queen Victoria’s daughter. There were three cinemas, The Grand, The Paragon and the Bijou and live entertainment and theatre at the Pier Theatre, Grand Pier Pavilion and Central Hall. There were concerts, films, plays, comedy and dances and visitors flocked there to have fun.
The post war years saw a change in Herne Bay’s fortunes. In 1953, along with most of the east coast of Britain, the town took a terrible battering and all the seafront properties were flooded. Ten years later, in the winter of 1963, the sea froze.
The past six years have seen a revival of the British seaside holiday and Herne Bay is starting to prosper again. The Herne Bay Cultural Trail was created in 2008 with a grant from the National Lottery and three new art galleries have opened in town in the past 18 months, proof of the thriving community of artists now living and working in the Bay.
For current info on Herne Bay please visit hernebaytp.co.uk/index.php
Details: 522 - 24 mpixel images processed in Adobe Lightroom & Stitched with Kolor Autopano Giga. Final adjustments made in Photoshop (14.0 GB psb file)
Nikon D7100 with FX 300mm f/4D IF ED AF-S Lens 300mm (450mm - 35mm equiv). f/10, ISO-200, 1/800 sec.
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