The seaside town of Swanage, my hometown, boasted two piers when the newer Victorian pier was built. It sits in Swanage bay alongside these remains of the original pier, which was used by the local quarries to load Purbeck stone onto the barges to be delivered to other ports. A lot of the stone was taken to London where it was used extensively. I find this crumbling series of posts every bit as photogenic as the newer and fullly restored Victorian one. The morning I photographed this image was a very brief display of very intense colour, so I was happy to have been set up in anticipation.
Location: Swanage, Dorset, UK