SEASIDE WALK IN MY HOMETOWN

Today the weather was warm but cloudy. After buying some stuff in the grocery store, in search of new Wednesday Walk material, I walked to the harbor of my hometown.

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This opening shot was taken while approaching one of the most iconic buildings in the seafront area.

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The old windmill. It was built in 1872 and recently restored to look fresh and ready to use again.

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Here you can take a look at the pier behind the mill ...

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... and the yellow boat that looks great in this grayish weather.

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These geometric abstractions ...

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... belong to the floating platform tied to the solid, concrete waterfront.

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Here you see the scenery framed by the park bench and plants of the seaside promenade.

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About fifty meters further, the excavator machine was getting ready to work.

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From here I had a great view of the town's center situated on a small hill.

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In this photograph, the town is in the background while in the foreground you can see the elevated pirate mannequin ...

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... that guards one of the boats used for scenic cruises in the bay.

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Soon I photographed this boat fragment that serves as an advert for another excursion agency ...

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... passed by some more conventional billboard advertising ...

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... and continued towards the pirate nest ...

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... on the fishing boat adapted for pirate parties.

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Here you can see the entire crew on this cloudy, out-of-season Wednesday with no tourists around.

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I took one more portrait of the dude on the pole ...

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... and then ...

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... continued photographing the less colorful boats in that part of the harbor.

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This shot was taken only because of the boat's name on the right side of the picture. Lola Two. It made me think of Lola One. I caught myself wondering what happened to that one. Was it a protolola? I mean, a prototype?

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Here you can see the advert written in cursive letters ...

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... on the good-looking, red & white catamaran parked in the middle of the bay. After taking this photograph ...

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... I walked fifty, sixty, or maybe even seventy matters, across the stretch of a long, narrow peninsula that separates the port from the best beaches in the bay.

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Everything was set up for the crowds, but no one was there.

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The tourists will start arriving in bigger numbers only a week or two from now.

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Until then I can enjoy this strange and eerie atmosphere.

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It looks like the people have been suddenly disintegrated or teleported to another planet.

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I spent some time photographing the beach props on display ...

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... and I found a bit of minimalist geometry in that stuff.

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These floating cars looked like the main attraction.

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When I zoomed in on the inflated children's park in the shallow water ...

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... I noticed a seagull.

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Somehow, in absence of people, the whole thing looked like it was made for seagulls.

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I spent half an hour in the port, and an hour or so on the beach.

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This apartment building under construction was photographed in between the two.

AND THAT'S IT. HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY. AS ALWAYS IN THESE POSTS ON HIVE, THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE MY WORK - THE END.

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