A autumn lovely day on a deserted beach in Blackpool on the Fylde Coast, North West England. Almost deserted apart from one woman out enjoying the sunshine and solitude with her dogs.
It probably harks back to more peaceful times, it was originally an English Victorian resort and has been popular with families for more than one hundred years. Located close to the centre of industrial England, it was favoured by the owners and workers of the textile mills of Manchester.
In recent times it has attracted stag and hen parties and plenty of others merely coming to get drunk in the nightclubs. This is a shame as there are lots of attractions for other visitors, the Pleasure Beach ‘theme park’, the Tower, casinos, three piers, the zoo and miles of beaches. most of which have been cleaned and one area of the resort which has been improved.
There has been plenty of progress elsewhere however and it is not from want to trying that the families continue to stay away, the majority of the promenade has been completely modernised.
The sands of time continue to slip away in places like Blackpool, it is where I grew up and holds many happy childhood memories for me. As families stay away, the resort is apparently on the decline, pictures like this may seem to reiterate this decline but for me prove it is a place where solitude can still be found and there is much to offer.
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