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Photo Challenge – Hope


The Title for my Challenge this week – 27th Jan 2012

Repaeir the Pier

Burnt out remains.

Burnt Out Remain

Hastings pier,  5th October 2010

A major fire  destroyed most of Hastings Pier in East Sussex, UK, a day after redevelopment plans were invited.

Two people were arrested and detained for questioning, in respect of arson. but were later bailed.

The pier opened in 1872 and was originally 910ft (280m) long. It closed in 2006 because of fears it had become unsafe.

A Shell of Remains

Part Remaining - Hastings Pier


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

The question we might ask, is,’will it now be rebuilt’. My family was having a late summer break in Hastings’ and were visiting this part of the town. The photo’s I took made a sad memory return. There has been a lot of talk about it being rebuilt, but as yet nothing positive. The local council has some plans, but not been made public. This is why it is a good title, rebuild, well we can only ‘HOPE’

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77 Comments »

  1. Ohhowsad!idohopetheyrebuild.whatatreasureitwouldbe!greatpost!

    Comment by AlohaKarina | January 27, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for comment and still nothing decided on its future

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 27, 2012 | Reply

  2. Lol. Sorry. My iPad gave me problems with that comment.

    Comment by AlohaKarina | January 27, 2012 | Reply

  3. aaww I hope they do build it again. Would be a shame not too.

    Comment by Brenda Spiller | January 27, 2012 | Reply

    • Certainly would be, thanx for stopping by.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  4. It’s good to have hope for something to be rebuilt. Such a shame.

    Comment by Caroline | January 27, 2012 | Reply

    • Hope is what most of have. and a lot is needed.. thanx

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  5. Hope they can find some way to rebuild.

    Comment by Northern Narratives | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • money and politics…;(

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  6. Great Hope Entry my friend ,Nice :)

    Comment by jakesprinter | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you jake again for visiting, appreciate it.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  7. Thank you for sharing this story. It would be great if it could be rebuilt. I hope it can be done!

    Comment by pix & kardz | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • It can be if the arguments stop. ;(

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  8. Great photos. I think that they should be rebuilt. If we feel bad for some thing we must act.

    Comment by rosesandcoffee | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • I believe the local community has lodged some form of protest..;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  9. I also hope that it’ll be rebuilt.

    Comment by Cardinal Guzman | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • thank you for comments all appreciated..

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  10. It is good that they were caught but not good that nothing came of it.
    A beautiful destroyed but the “Hope” of rebuilding is there.
    Nice submission for the challenge.
    Isadora

    Comment by Inside the Mind of Isadora | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Afraid in this case hope is all the public have at the moment..thanx for stopping by

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 29, 2012 | Reply

  11. Thank-you for this story. So sad and yet also hopeful.

    Comment by Cathy G | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comments and visiting :)

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 29, 2012 | Reply

  12. It’s sad to see what happened to Hastings Pier, but nice to know that at least something survived. You did a nice job of silhouetting the pier, adding to the mystery of the fire, although in the last photo I might have wanted to see a little more detail of what was actually left.

    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my “Rural Sunrise” entry to this week’s photo challenge at https://fstopfantasy.wordpress.com/ :)

    Comment by Cris | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • If you google search you’ll find unfortunately, very little survived. and as you see fencing. Very much appreciate your visit and enjoyed your sit as well. thank you.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  13. It is sad that some people burn it down and ruin it for everyone.

    Comment by Connie T | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Mindless thugs with nothing better to do…

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  14. I looks like a beautiful, iconic place. I HOPE they find a way to rebuild it!

    Comment by scottrandall | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • As do I and the local community. money and politics..

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 28, 2012 | Reply

  15. Each of the breathtaking image is an inspiration to hope, to dream, to find solitude. Anything that features water, the beach and all its splendor is a place of beauty, wonder and solace….

    http://thismansjourney.net/2012/01/28/hope-that-love-will-find-us/

    Comment by the island traveler | January 28, 2012 | Reply

    • Fully agree with you,there is always so much atmosphere and moods and movement. thank you.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 29, 2012 | Reply

  16. Good photo. Sad it was destroyed so. Hopefully it will be rebuilt.

    Comment by Fergiemoto | January 29, 2012 | Reply

    • thank you for visit and comment, we can only hope..

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  17. I really liked your pictures. Cheers to hope! :)

    Comment by Nandini | January 29, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for your words.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  18. I was working in Brighton the day the West Pier burned down. We were almost weeping, such a tragedy. Piers are so much part of our English seaside history, money should be thrown at them to keep them in good repair. I had been following the story of Hastings pier for the last year on local radio.

    Comment by Ronnie/Hurtled to 60 | January 29, 2012 | Reply

    • thanks and I believe it is all politics and money now. Heritage means little to these councils etc these days. but hope eh!

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  19. Sad that some feel the need to destroy things. You captured hope well with your images :)

    Comment by Sunshine | January 29, 2012 | Reply

    • very sad indeed. thanx.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  20. Such a shame. The pier and boardwalk looks like a wonderful place for families. Let’s hope something gets done soon :)

    Comment by happysherlock | January 29, 2012 | Reply

    • hope so and yes it once was. especially in summer.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  21. Ruins, remains…are symbols of hope indeed. EAT, PRAY, LOVE thought me that ruins are the road to transformation — to HOPE.

    Comment by Sony Fugaban | January 29, 2012 | Reply

    • appreciate comments, and agree with your words.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  22. I hopw one day it will be repaired.

    Comment by Judee | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  23. Sad to hear this Gerry. Hopefully it will be rebuilt…

    Comment by aRVee | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • thanx for comment and visit, lot of people are hoping.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

      • you’re welcome :)

        Comment by aRVee | January 30, 2012

  24. Are these pictures representing ‘hope’ or ‘destroyed hopes and dreams’? The future is going to show it eventually. I really hope they will rebuild this beautiful peer (so yes, for me hope remains)! So this is a really nice entry for this week’s challenge, one I really had to think about. Nice, Gerry!

    Comment by Cassie's world | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful comment. Hope!

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

      • Thanks also for writing such a nice comment on my blog. Very much appreciated!

        Comment by Cassie's world | January 30, 2012

  25. let’s hope for the best!

    Comment by joshi daniel | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Ditto and thank you.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  26. Hope and initiative helped rebuilding the Kapell bridge in Lucerne /Switzerland what burnt down in 1993.
    See here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapellbr%C3%BCcke
    Cheers!

    Comment by Madman | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Thanks for comment and link. Appreciated.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  27. Returning the visit! Great photo work! Have a great week!

    Comment by narami | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for compliment.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  28. Hastings needs that burnt out pier sitting there like a hole in the head. Do hope it is repaired soon!

    Comment by Patti Kuche | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  29. I really enjoy your blog and have gifted you the One Lovely Blog Award.

    http://adjustingyourfocus.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/one-lovely-blog-award-thank-you/

    ENJOY!!!

    Comment by carolbsessums | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for your comments and appreciation. Thank you again.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  30. I hope they rebuild it too, I remember visiting there as a child. I also remember the mess of Brighton pier from visiting there too. Vandalism makes me really cross.

    Comment by gingerbreadcafe | January 30, 2012 | Reply

    • Mindless thugs, and I agree, vandalism brain deads with nothing better to do. and thank you for visiting.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 30, 2012 | Reply

  31. Thanks for visiting my site. I enjoyed your tale. What the heck is wrong with some people?

    Comment by ruthincolorado | January 31, 2012 | Reply

    • If we could answer that question, so many problems could be solved. Thank you for visit and comment.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 31, 2012 | Reply

  32. It’s a cool place to walk around. :smile:

    Comment by cocomino | January 31, 2012 | Reply

    • thank you for stopping by and commenting.

      Comment by cobbies69 | January 31, 2012 | Reply

  33. Such a sad story. I hope that the pier is rebuilt. The remaining part of Hastings Pier looks to be very interesting architecturally.

    Comment by thirdhandart | February 1, 2012 | Reply

    • Like most piers, but did not mean much to some mindless thugs. thanks for stopping by.

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 1, 2012 | Reply

  34. That looks like a cool place to visit :)

    ~Massie

    Comment by bestalpha | February 1, 2012 | Reply

    • Calm and relaxing and can be thought provoking. thanx.

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 1, 2012 | Reply

  35. Let’s hope sense prevails, Gerry – a really good entry for this week’s theme

    Comment by bluebee | February 1, 2012 | Reply

    • Time, unfortunately will tell. thank you for your comments.

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 1, 2012 | Reply

  36. Cobbies your blog is stunning, so much to see and read!

    Comment by Gilly Gee | February 1, 2012 | Reply

    • Wow thanks for your lovely words.

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 1, 2012 | Reply

  37. I was wholly unfamiliar with this pier so did some research. When I read how old Hastings Pier is, I must say I’m stunned that some Victorian or historical society hasn’t come to it’s rescue! I really do hope someone will restore it to the original splendor…check out the old photos I found of it here: http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/Sussex-Piers.html#anchor1225182

    Great eye-opening post!!

    Comment by SmallHouseBigGarden | February 2, 2012 | Reply

    • It is nice to see my post capturing peoples thoughts etc, and its great that did a little research as well. I really do hope same as many, but as I am to understand it is money and politics. We all know these do not mix. but as my tile says Hope!
      PS thank you greatly fro comments and joining in. makes me really happy.

      Comment by cobbies69 | February 2, 2012 | Reply

  38. Thank you for taking the time to look at my Weekly Photo Challenge. You also enjoy piers I see. I have noticed the pier photos on your site – here’s hoping it is repaired.

    Comment by makingphotographs | February 21, 2012 | Reply

    • Sorry I missed your comments, Thank you so much for your visit and liking of my post. You are always welcome and appreciated. Again apologise for missing when first commented. ;)

      Comment by cobbies69 | May 24, 2012 | Reply


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