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Swanage Panorama

During our week in Dorset in early September we called in at Swanage, a favourite place of ours, and where we spent our honeymoon in 1971, but didn’t stay as long as planned because of the ridiculously high parking charges, £6.40 for 4 hours or £8.00 for longer. We are not “tight” but that is a bit steep. Anyway I did have time to take a few shots and this is a panorama made up with four images of the area beyond the pier with the Studland headland in the far distance.

 

Swanage Panorama

During our week in Dorset in early September we called in at Swanage, a favourite place of ours, and where we spent our honeymoon in 1971, but didn’t stay as long as planned because of the ridiculously high parking charges, £6.40 for 4 hours or £8.00 for longer. We are not “tight” but that is a bit steep. Anyway I did have time to take a few shots and this is a panorama made up with four images of the area beyond the pier with the Studland headland in the far distance.

 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Dec 2012, 00:27
Nostalgic visit, Brian...is it much different, 40 years on?
Brian Walbey: It hasn't really changed a lot Ray, it's always been a quiet sort of place, ideal for young families, it has a fine beach, and older folks like Maureen and me.
  • Anupam
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2012, 01:38
Well taken Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
Wow, Brian - your panorama is seamless!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, there was a couple more shots on the right but it looked better without them.
This is a magnificent seamless panorama Brian... not only that... it's a beautiful picturegrin.....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, there was a couple more shots on the right but it looked better without them.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Dec 2012, 06:03
That is a wonderful panorama, great sky too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, there was a couple more shots on the right but it looked better without them, and the weather is always good for us at Swanage, as it was during our honeymoon in 1971.
the curve of the water line is nice to look at
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely bay Chantal, much of it is hidden by the pier in this shot.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Dec 2012, 07:04
Very nice indeed Brian.When I got to Swanage I take the train from Harmans Cross. You need to visit Swanage after September when the street parking restrictions cease
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris. I guess your way is cheaper than parking for sure. If we lived in the area we would love to visit Swanage out of season, but we went down to visit Maureen's brother ion Poole at a time convenient to us all.
Not exactly the way to encourage visitors. Most seaside places are better in the winter!
Brian Walbey: If we lived in the area we would love to visit Swanage out of season, but we went down to visit Maureen's brother ion Poole at a time convenient to us all.
A lovely gritty end result Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Dec 2012, 11:26
Ludicrous parking charges. Probably back in 1971, you could have had a night's accommodation for that price smile I have parked in Sandbanks before now (out of season) and walked there before catching the bus back. I like the sweep of the bay and the colours in the sky.
Brian Walbey: It doesn't show all the bay to advantage but I feel it is a good viewpoint. We went on to the NT carpark at Studland and enjoyed lunch at the tearoom there instead.
This has worked really well,Brian, nice.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Frank, not living by the sea like you do I have to take advantage of it when I can.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Dec 2012, 13:10
I really like this Brian, so much texture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Sally.
Where are the swans, then, Brian ?smile
Brian Walbey: They disappeared an "age" ago Tom smile
A special place for you both Brian. Very well put together and a super result
Brian Walbey: Indeed Janet, we always have liked Swanage, I will show a few more photos from there in the New Year.
Wow, what a wonderful seascape Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
A great panorama. 40 years ago we used to get taken there on summer holidays, so nostalgic for me too.
Brian Walbey: Who knows Pauline we might even have been there when you were 40 years ago.

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