photo of the week: a rainy Southend Pier, Essex

Posted by carlotta on Wednesday September 27th, 2017 at 2:38pm

I give you a moody shot for this week’s photo. It was taken while travelling the length of the longest pleasure pier in the world, which happens to be in Southend, Essex. This elevated platform extends 1.34 miles out into the middle of the Thames River Estuary. It is so long that, as an alternative to walking to the end of the pier, you can also take a dedicated railway line, where this photo was taken. In fact, we were forced to take the train because the walkway was closed due to the adverse weather conditions that you can see outside the window. Unfortunately, we missed the train back and had to (illegally) run the length of the pier in the rain. You can find more photos of Southend here, and more of my travel photographs here.

view from the train on the Southend Pier, Essex

Click here for similar images or more information.

Posted in: photo of the week, seascapes, travel and tagged in:

Subscribe to my blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

related articles