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By ZenTony
A deliberately high contrast photo of a much hated hotel in Folkestone. It looks like a boat and most people just wish it would sail away. However there are some who love it and amazingly it has the highest occupancy rate of any hotel in the I am lead to believe. Taken at high tide with a quite dramatic sky.

Tags: Monochrome Black and white Folkestone harbour Architecture and buildings

Voters: cats_123, Alan_Baseley, Saastad and 22 more

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cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Aug 2020 9:52AM
Stayed there once many years ago...a country and western night, if I was midwinter, and freezing cold...not one to go back to😁😁
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1692 England
3 Aug 2020 10:54AM
Intriguing verticals - I suspect there are some diagonals among the timbers and buttresses...

Can I suggest a crop to just below the lighter rectangle on the right, immediately under the roof of whatever's on the right? I think it would give a more enclosed, claustrophobic look, which the hotel's heading for anyway...
3 Aug 2020 11:42AM
Hi John
I have uploaded a cropped version. Is that how you intended it ?
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1692 England
3 Aug 2020 1:38PM
That's exactly what I was thinking, Tony...

It makes the hotel seem even bigger - on reflection, that's because it's shifted a near-central horizon line up.

Like those cruise liners sailing past Tower Bridge or Venice. Yelling 'I'm big and more important than the rest of you!'
saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 66 Norway
3 Aug 2020 4:35PM
It really is a throw-back to another era. A blight on the horizon. Inside it is in real need of new paint and decor. The reason it is so full most of the time is that it's cheaper than almost anything else in town.

A very good choice of dramatic b&w...brings out the best of the scene...

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