Albert Dock as a Gallery

You can’t see it very clearly in this picture but this is one of a series of 54 large-scale photographic, 360 degree, time lapsed panoramas depicting day trippers at all of England’s remaining seaside pleasure piers.
They are the work of Liverpool-born photographic artist Lawrence George Giles and the overall exhibition is calld ‘Time and Tide’. Starting in the north east and going clockwise around the country finishing at Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast, it took four years for Lawrence to photograph and complete his work.
Its interesting but half way round I was just thinking how similar all these scenes look, especially the piers. I started at the wrong end outside the Ha-Ha bistro so I finished at the Tate in time for a welcome tea-break.
The photographs will be there until July 15th. Full details at www.timeandtide.info

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