That’s right, those rustic sheds that looked like they’d been there forever have been demolished by local council.
I don’t like this fact, I think it’s an awful atrocity and a great loss of a part of history that we will never get back. Apparently it has do with indemnity insurance and potential injuries.
Yet people (particularly us photographers looking for something varied and interesting) had been visiting these sheds for many years. Maybe a few photographers got a few grazed knees negotiating the walk across to the sheds, a sore wrist slipping on wet rocks, or maybe twist an ankle turning to see a shark or dolphin! It happens, we do it, get over it.
Let’s be adults here:
Anyone who hurts themselves whilst attempting to get to a location worth-photographing only has themselves to blame. Anyone who wants to trespass past signs that declare ‘potential danger ahead‘, does so at their own risk. So when you scratch, bruise, or cut your skin, suck it up. Yeah, you got a bit of pain. HTFU.
Now the boat sheds are gone. It’s a crying shame, but thankfully a group of flickr friends did visit them a few years back. We honored the remains of this small but significant piece of history with interesting, diverse, unique images that display the way this location effected the way we see our environment.
Here are my photographs from that day:
Go back to the original thread to see the many differing styles of photography from artists whom were there on the same day as me, plus many other photographs shot either before or after that date, including shots taken within the last few days of the destruction of the local council of this important piece of history.
Yes, it is a loss. Let’s hope the council will see the folly of their idea and stop before they change history any further. Whilst the future should never be the past, the future should have something to reveal its origin.