#margate #kent #ramsgate #thanet #turnercontemporary
i know the titel is not really correct english grammar … but reminded me on a film title. the whole area around thanet is a mixture of beautiful and depressing, you might wonder why depressing, living in one of the most beautiful landscapes should lighten up every dark soul, no? no! this area is a quite poor area, and like every poor area there are lot’s of people and things to blame … I mean almost everybody and everything get’s blamed. I love especially ramsgate, may be for personal reasons. but also for the seaside, the light, the friends. the harbour, the marina and the ferry harbour. If I am there, I can’t imagine to miss a walk to the harbour and to the beach just for one day. there are at least a few thousand pictures on a hard drive all of ramsgate harbour, margate bay, and broadstairs bay…. a few are on my aboutcuriosity flickr account. but what makes me always wonder is all the complaining about what the government is doing and not doing, about how a new tesco store would mutilate the seaside view from margate, how much money was wasted in the turner contemporary gallery, etc…. may be it’s people having to much time and not much looking forward to, gossipping, complaining, moaning and than in the end what you see is people just throwing their rubbish on the street, i wonder how beautiful the seaside would look without that. why not use the energy used to complain for tidying up and bringing your rubbish away. luckily than there are a lot of very motivated people bringing life and creativity to margate (and ramsgate) so I am looking forward to a great future for thanet.