The Grand Pier at Teignmouth was built in 1865, is 696 feet long and is one of only 50 remaining in the UK. It has all the usual rides and slot machines that you would expect in a traditional seaside attraction, and is a lovely place for a promenade to breathe in the healthy sea air.
Spot the rainbow! These pics were all taken within half an hour on a winter afternoon five years ago.
Look how the sky changed in such a short time.
But that isn’t why I’ve chosen these photos.
How has this splindly structure stood firm for 150 years? Against all the odds I’d say.In 2014, Teignmouth’s pier was badly damaged by winter storms, and much of it’s floor was washed away. After five months and hundreds of thousands of pounds it re-opened and will no doubt thrill many more people in the years to come.
16 thoughts on “Teignmouth Pier”
Beautiful photos, Gilly. I’m happy that this lovely pier has been saved. 🙂
We don’t have these in Australia, so we always enjoy exploring one if we come across them in UK.
I’ve never been to Teignmouth, but your images of that pier are very enticing….I love a good pier
… stood firm for 150 years, incredible. Glad they rebuilt the pier 🙂
Great photos Gilly, especially the rainbow! I’m glad they managed to repair it.
A great series of shots – many moods and a rainbow. I love the way you’ve incorporated the theme into your prose. I could do with a bit of healthy sea air: although with a bit of luck Warsaw air will clean up its act as spring approaches. Warmest wishes on a Tuesday morning.
I love a pier! It always fascinates me, standing out there as the waves roll in beneath me. A miracle of engineering and a pure joy 🙂 🙂 Just like yourself!
My thoughts exactly . . . . .
PS and just loving the photographs too 🙂
I LOVE #2 and #3. Crisp, textured, full of beauty!
Wonderful images and it looks like the perfect spot for healthy sea air 😄
are you from teignmouth?
I was a student thete