The British Seaside






Barry Island


This famous seaside resort was filled with noise and colour on the many day trips my family made when I was a small boy; today things are quieter. Barry Island is variously famous for its fun fare (opened in 1926), the steam engine scrapyards of the 1960's andthe TV comedy, Gavin & Stacey (2007). All are now gone and in the bleak mid-winter Barry, like so many other British seaside resorts, looks a little forlorn. That is what I have tried to portray in this collection of images, using software techniques to exaggerate the effect and emphasise the underlying sadness of life out-of-season. 





















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