When I got closer I was amazed to read this...!
This is an old photo of the original building at the end of Bournemouth Pier. Apparently the huge areas of glass made it completely unsuitable for its location. During a storm the glass would rattle and break. The building was pulled down around 1930.
This is a picture of the pier today. It suffered terribly during WW2 as much of it was demolished so that it wouldn't be used during an invasion. In the early 1950s it was rebuilt in the style of the day. This can be seen from the concrete pillars...
The sun finally came out on Sunday morning and I rushed down to the seafront to take a picture of these beach huts. Each hut has been painted a slightly different shade and they looked amazing. I could have messed around taking photos for the rest of the day but we had to get back to Worcester.
The last three days have largely been about making that transition from 'holiday brain' to 'teacher brain' again. We operate a two week timetable and my weeks are quite imbalanced. Fortunately I've returned in the 'more admin time/nicer classes' phase of the fortnight. Next week will hit hard though!