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The Blackpool Tower, opened in 1894, undergoing renovation on the Promenade with Central Pier and the roller coasters of the Pleasure Beach in the distance.
When the railways started threading their way across the country seaside resorts like Blackpool became hugely popular as people swarmed from industrial towns and cities to the fresh air and beaches. For over 100 years these beaches were mobbed with holidaymakers, peaking at 17 million per year. The rise of package holidays and cheap air fares has taken it’s toll though, and today the town appears a shadow of it’s former self.
Blackpool, England.

The Blackpool Tower, opened in 1894, undergoing renovation on the Promenade with Central Pier and the roller coasters of the Pleasure Beach in the distance.

When the railways started threading their way across the country seaside resorts like Blackpool became hugely popular as people swarmed from industrial towns and cities to the fresh air and beaches. For over 100 years these beaches were mobbed with holidaymakers, peaking at 17 million per year. The rise of package holidays and cheap air fares has taken it’s toll though, and today the town appears a shadow of it’s former self.

Blackpool, England.

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I haven’t seen many people post on Tumblr with the ice bucket challenge but it’s no less important to raise a bit of awareness and cash for ALS on here so here’s my video from today!

Can’t comment on the rest of the world but if you’re in Scotland you can text “ICED14 £5” to 70070 to make a £5 donation to our own ALS related charity, MND Scotland.

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Looking out to the Andaman Sea from the beach by The Datai hotel. Ko Tarutao is the large island in the distance.
Datai Bay, Langkawi, Malaysia.

Looking out to the Andaman Sea from the beach by The Datai hotel. Ko Tarutao is the large island in the distance.

Datai Bay, Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Alan getting his drift on!

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Our biggest track yet! Fastest lap I managed with my GT40 was 18.3 seconds but we averaged around 20-22 seconds a lap when racing. We’ll need to remember this design for the future as it was great fun!

Our biggest track yet! Fastest lap I managed with my GT40 was 18.3 seconds but we averaged around 20-22 seconds a lap when racing. We’ll need to remember this design for the future as it was great fun!

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The swimming pool in the abandoned city of Pripyat, evacuated in 1986 after the explosion at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant a few kilometres away.
Pripyat, Ukraine.

The swimming pool in the abandoned city of Pripyat, evacuated in 1986 after the explosion at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant a few kilometres away.

Pripyat, Ukraine.

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Sunset over the Liwa Desert from Qasr al Sarab.
Rubʿ al Khali, UAE.

Sunset over the Liwa Desert from Qasr al Sarab.

Rubʿ al Khali, UAE.

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The entrance to Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort.
The Empty Quarter, UAE.

The entrance to Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort.

The Empty Quarter, UAE.

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Like father, like son…

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I hope this makes other people smile as much as it makes me smile :)