A short series of street photos taken in Margate, Kent. As I mentioned earlier, Margate was once a prosperous seaside town, the elite of London travelled down to stay in the grand guesthouses on the seafront, but sadly Margate and its inhabitants have been hit badly by lack of investment and austerity cuts by the government. In my opinion they will also be hit once again when (if) BREXIT happens. Ironically Margate was and still is a strong Leave seat.
I like your fancy title for the series and here - as an exception ;-) - I even like the black and white versions in your little series. One can see that this town has seen better times. Yes, Brexit surely will not improve the situation ... What a tragedy!
Greetings from wet and cold Westphalia! Brrr!
Excellent docu type series about the decline of a once booming town. No signs of its glamour anymore, it's gone.
Fantastic the "dreamland" (in the main image) and how you have combined it with the graffiti to the right but also the lonely person walking towards it. Impressive no. 4, it's non-verbal, you can see that the health system suffers too. Reminds me of the small towns in the States we have come by over the years.
Your images detail well the descent from Dreamland to Poundland. Your B&W conversion is very effective in conveying this. Here we have dollar stores. I have been following this with the New Yorker's excellent series of articles on Brexit. Here in the USA, many of the people most injured by Trump's policies are also his strongest supporters; such behavior is very hard for me to comprehend. GLV, Pat
We feel the town is dead except at some times of the day where old and disable people wander in the pedestrian street and take the best of the sun on a few benches. The man with his dog apppears on picture 3 and 4