West Pier burning

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Mark Mcgill on September 21, 2007

Wow - that's amazing. Great shot.

VKeith on September 21, 2007

Thank you!

Josep Maria Alegre on October 4, 2007

A historical and besides fantastic photo, congratulations.

Greetings, Josep Maria

VKeith on October 4, 2007

Thank you so much!

Wim de Vries on October 25, 2007

Reminds me on "Smoke on the Water" from Deep Purple VKeith

VKeith on October 25, 2007

'Remember the song well! Based on a true story about a Casino in Geneva I think. This club was empty except for thousands of birds. There was a political dispute about whether to save it or not. Long story but it looked like arson to me.

Stefan Sonntag (zere… on November 2, 2007

Will it be rebuilt?

©polytropos on November 2, 2007

BTW: Wim de Vries This song involves about the fire in the Casino of --> Montreux in 1971 when Deep Purple were training for a concert.

Wim de Vries on November 2, 2007

I know polytropos, believe it or not, when we drove in a parking in Montreux this autumn, this song was in the radio :-)

The story from "Smoke On The Water"

Greetings, Wim

Lilypon on November 2, 2007

FANTASTIC! (and now in my faves :)

Sidnei on January 19, 2008

Right time, right place. Photografic instinct, despite sad. Amazing!!!!

BenjA706 on March 10, 2008

I don't belive it used to look like that.

VKeith on March 12, 2008

Hi There, BenjA! Thanks for looking at my photos. Yes, One day it was looking just sort of- abandoned. Then, the next day it was burned to a skeleton. I believe it was slated for some kind of rehabilitation and resurrection as a historic place. Some suspect the owner objected to the public romance about the place and had something to do with it's ruin. Thanks again Benj! Greetings from Virginia, USA

nancy sanhueza on March 16, 2008

a very sad day that was, although I enjoyed the arrival of the starling on the evenings now!!!

bobpercy on April 16, 2008

To be there must have been quite a shock. You have recorded a moment in history. Great shot. Bob

VKeith on April 16, 2008

Yes it was shocking, Bob and Nancy. The day before, we watched thousands of birds circling the place. The next day it was on fire. Thanks for looking.

VKeith on April 26, 2008

Yes, I have a whole series. From the day before, during and after the fire because I happened to spend the same weekend on Ship Street. It was apparently protected and slated for rehabilitation. The gossip was that the person who owned the newer pier didn't want that to happen. It was clearly an arson job. I met some older couple on the beach in tears because they dated in that place in their youth.

Martina Perfetti on May 6, 2008

Oh my god! Fire!!! O_o great shot! compliment! saluti!

Haniff Sulaiman on June 12, 2008

Nevertheless it is a great pic. Bravo

barbybond on June 30, 2008

striking...great pic!

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