Sunday, 9 November 2014

Photography open day at the Spanish City

Today's post is a bit different to what I've been posting the past couple of Sundays, I am taking a break from posts about the suitcase sewing box as I haven't managed to do much this week with it. Also I realised that as I'm a photography student I should actually share some of my photos that I've taken for my course on here.
Yesterday, there was an open event for photographers at the Spanish City in Whitley Bay. The building used to attract lots of tourists for the funfair, and there was also a ballroom, which occasionally held concerts. I remember going there when I was younger because there was a dinosaur slide- how cool? In the past ten, or so, years, the building has fallen into disrepair and the council are planning on refurbishing it, although this was announced when I was in year 6, and not much seems to have been done.
For photography, we were given a project about photographing somewhere local to us and, just by chance, I read about the open event in the local paper the day before the event. (I was also featured in said paper- here) The photographs have to be edited into black and white, below are some of my favourite shots from the day.










I didn't manage to get any photos of the outside building which I was happy with, but I love the ghostly feel to these photographs. I found many bird and bat corpses in the building as I was wandering around, which was really creepy, and I also managed to get a little bit lost, but all in all it was a really good morning and I'm looking forward to attending more of these events as they make progress with the restoration.

Until next time

Holly Olivia x

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