Another HDR this time the bright lights of Blackpool drew me to this famous landmark.
The Central Pier with its landmark Big Wheel is one of the most famous images of Blackpool, after the Tower. It is only 5 years younger than the North Pier, opening in 1868 and it soon became referred to as the ‘People’s Pier’ since it offered people the opportunity to go dancing, which was largely frowned upon by the respectable, genteel middle classes, who preferred instead to take a walk down the North Pier. Thus the Central Pier was to assert its identity as the place to go to have some fun. It is architecturally a fine construction, but it is less imposing and less regal than its North Pier counterpart, but it is about fun, not splendour, so it is still an interesting place to visit.