SZ0891 : Bournemouth: the balloon is no more

taken 1 year ago, near to Bournemouth, Great Britain

Bournemouth: the balloon is no more
Bournemouth: the balloon is no more
For ten years or so, the tethered balloon was a familiar sight in Bournemouth's Lower Gardens - either as the large balloon looming large as one walked past, or as a blob in the sky from many miles around.

It was removed in the early summer of 2016 and there was talk that it was perhaps temporary, but it is indeed not coming back. Here, we look across the Gardens from Gervis Place, past the former base of the balloon.

The lawn has been reinstated over the plot, across the stream from here, in the last week or so, and for now the circular area can just be made out. It will soon enough be indiscernible.

Meanwhile, while one landmark goes another arrives - in the background is the new West Central cinema and restaurant complex, which opened in February 2017.

SZ0891 : Bournemouth: the tethered balloon for the balloon;
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: newly painted ice cream for a view from just about here, when the balloon was present;
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: the base for the balloon for a view across the base, in snow, from just about here;
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: coming in to land for a downward view to the base from the balloon in flight; and
SZ0891 : Bournemouth: the balloon is missing for a view in June 2016, just after the balloon was removed.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 13 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0866 9109 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.1624N 1:52.7215W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0870 9112
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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