Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Ramsgate Beach, baths


These timbers and bars are all that remain of the original Ramsgate Baths that were constructed in 1950 and demolished in 1973. A larger enclosure, incorporated the southern side of the original baths in 1975. Most of it was replaced in 1999 by a floating net structure, consisting of plastic tubes and mesh netting, weighed down by chains. This part of Botany Bay has been used for public sea-water bathing since 1930.

15 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Nice photos. Thanks for the short tours. I've never been there, and probably won't. At least this way I can get an idea of what your area is about...
thanks!

valeria said...

Beautiful spot, the sand looks so fine!

Wolynski said...

Gorgeous beach. Why would they want to build baths, when you can just jump in the water?

J Bar said...

Wolynski, just to keep some of the nasties out like sharks, stingrays and jelly fish.

Serge Cornillet said...

Great compositions and views!
Serge

Anzu said...

A balance beam in the shore.
It's interesting.

Shall we try it once !

sonia a. mascaro said...

Very interesting!

2sweetnsaxy said...

How interesting that it was sectioned off like that. I'm curious to find out more.

Bruce Caspersonn said...

That header photo is a ripper. I often see a collection of little boats like that, here and there, in my travels. They never seem to get used! Even at weekends. It beats me.

Annelie said...

Wow, you have some nice pictures here! I love it!
Thank´s for your comment on my blog!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing photos!

Luzia said...

Perfect composition and colours. A great hot! Greetings from Luzia.

xinex said...

Beautiful pictures! So tranquil and relaxing,....Christine

Reader Wil said...

Hi, is this construction built to prevent sharks from attacking swimmers? I have never seen a similar enclosure before.
Thanks for your visit.

J Bar said...

Yes, Reader Wil. The net is there to keep sharks, stingrays and jellyfish out.