Past Remains

A view of yesterday from today

Lookout Shelter, Seaton, Devon

A  nice little oddity this. Situated below the top of a cliff, it's a shelter where you can rest and enjoy the views over the town, beach and sea. Although it's one of those things that are just part of the local landscape, I took some photos of it on a lovely sunny day without intending to do anything with them.  However, I thought it might be interesting to put on the site because of it's iconic Devon thatched roof and quirky construction.

I have to admit that I've never once sat in this shelter, although I've walked past it many times. There was a bit of controversy about it in the local newspaper a few years ago, because local youngsters were using it as a place for hanging out and drinking. As a town with virtually no amenities for the youth this shouldn't really be surprising and I don't think many people can say they didn't do stuff like that when they were teenagers! 

I tried to find out more about it; when it was buit etc, but haven't been successful. However, I think it's rather lovely, and was quite intrigued to see that it has a tiled floor, and really liked the edging brick that had eroded, exposing the inside (below).

No photo album yet, as there are only these four photos so far.

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