Photos and the City

destination photography & travel

Before we move on to my second base in the Lake District let´s go back for a week, back to Lancaster and back to my little excursion to Blackpool!

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Blackpool is a seaside resort on the Irish sea, near Lancaster in the north-west of England. It was easy to reach by train from Lancaster and it´s just a short walk from the train station to the beach and the old pier.

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In the mid 18th century it became fashionable to travel to the coast to improve one´s wellbeing – Blackpool´s 7 miles of beach became a tourist magnet. To make it even easier a railway was built in the 1840ies connecting Blackpool with the major cities in Northern England. It became “the archetypal British seaside resort”.

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In the 1950ies holidays overseas became more and more popular and people lost interest to stay in Blackpool (or other English resorts), even so, it still is a popular destination for day trips. The old amusement park probably helps – and the miles and miles of beach!

I went to Blackpool to meet Amy for her dream photo shoot on a beach and she couldn´t have chosen a better location. We had so much fun exploring the old pier and the beaches, from Blackpool to St. Annes.

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