Thursday, September 21, 2006

Old Bluey

Continuing my mini-theme of blue, this is a brand new building thats just been completed right opposite the bus station (The Hard). I was curious about this building - it doesn't look like a normal apartment building, more like an office block, but it has mailboxes all in a row outside. And whats with the blue tinted windows??

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Blue Building

This is the 'Blue Building' thats part of the Gunwharf Quays development. I`m guessing that its blue as a link to the sea - you can see the developers have followed the general rules of 'merging in with the landscape' (not quite) and using subtle shades (definatly not). Its actually an apartment block but looks like an office block. Personally I dont know what they were thinking...

View location of 'The Blue Building' at Google Maps.
This was shot before it was even built!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

HMS Warrior

Dating from 1860, HMS Warrior is one of the major tourist attractions at the Portsmouth Naval base. The official site says 'As you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the stunning sleek, black lines of Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured battleship, take your breath away.

The pride of Queen Victoria, Warrior revolutionised warship construction. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest and fastest ship of her day. Her most radical innovation was her citadel - an armoured box housing her guns.'

View Satellite image of HMS Warrior @ Google maps.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Spice Island Panorama

The promised night time panoramic of Old Portsmouth and the Spinnaker Tower

Monday, September 11, 2006

Pavement Cafe

This is the closest thing to a pavement cafe in Southsea - its just a shame that theres an extremely busy road right to the side of it. I guess this could be called the 'trendy' cafe of the area.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

The Queens Hotel

Probably the most famous hotel in Southsea is 'The Queens Hotel' - I cant find any information about it online but I`m assuming it dates back to the 1800's, so named because Queen Victoria stayed here (or something similar).

If anybody knows anything of the history of The Queens Hotel, let me know and I`ll post it here.

View Satellite Image of The Queens Hotel @ Google Maps.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Candles (in the tent)

Just around the corner from the coloured sands we have the candle holder stall - actually, I quite like them. However, I`m not paying these prices as they're deliberately inflated to get holiday makers to spend more. (Its common practice here to raise prices if its a public event).

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Time for some colour

There wasn't only kites at the festival, a tent had lots of 'exciting' things to do for the whole family - such as putting coloured sand into glass shapes.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

In the Wind

More Kites from Southsea Kite Festival 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Old Portsmouth Sunset (Panoramic)

Sunset over Gosport with part of Old Portsmouth in view.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Panoramic Portsmouth at Dusk

The entire western side of Portsmouth at dusk.

Summer Monument

All the flowers were in bloom on the day of the Kite Festival.
This is the monument (as featured in an earlier post)

Friday, September 01, 2006


Today's theme for Daily Photobloggers is Doorways.

This doorway caught my eye as its two doors in one.
I guess you need to be a very thin person to live in this place ;)

41 Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st September theme.

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