NZ3573 : Whitley Sands

taken 11 years ago, near to Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, Great Britain

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Whitley Sands
Whitley Sands
The white dome of Spanish City NZ3572 : Spanish City dome remains a landmark on the right.
Spanish City :: NZ3572

The white dome of the former Empress Ballroom, is as much a symbol of Whitley Bay as the lighthouse on St. Mary's Island NZ3575 : Causeway to St Mary's Island. The Grade II Listed building, whose towers are topped with two female figures clad in animal pelts, one carrying a cymbal and the other a tambourine, formed the centrepiece of the Spanish City fairground. Founded in 1908, the fairground was the entertainment complex around which the seaside resort revolved. In 1980 it gained international fame with the release of the Dire Straits song 'Tunnel of Love', which conjured up the nostalgic thrills and spills of a trip to the fairground with lines like, "Girl you look so pretty to me/like you always did/Like the Spanish City to me/when we were kids". The fairground is now closed and this area of the town is on the verge of being redeveloped.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 December, 2009
Category
Beach   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 351 737 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:3.4359N 1:27.0390W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 351 738
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