On the front of todays paper was a great big picture of one of my towns landmark touristy buildings, The Tropicana (Click here for pic). Now The Tropicana has been boarded up for umpteen years. Back in the sixties it was a huge pool (unheated admittedly) but very popular. Then in the eighties it was redeveloped into a fun pool with slides and wave machines etc, which was a lot of fun (although it needed a roof as English weather is not always very kind in the summer, but no said the Council, too expensive, we have to fund some disabled, lesbian, asylum seekers or something). And then one day it closed. The boards went up. The paint started flaking and the tourists began to wonder what the point of having this huge building on the beach if it was always closed. That was about 10 years ago…
then last year (ish) a big development company called MACE decided they could turn it into this… Grand isn’t it including an underground car park and that 120 foot high tower.! Our beloved council has given them extention after extention because they still believe that MACE will build the damn thing (not wishing to point out the obvious but a polished turd is still a polished turd none the less).
My town council never listens to the people. I can promise you that MACE will be granted another extention at noon tomorrow and the fun will continue. I just want my fun pool back (ah girls in bikinis. never enough in this ole town for my liking). MACE suck BIG TIME.
On another note, I have been asked to mention my good friend and work collegue Mr Jon Eldergill (thats his nipple with the star through it on my photoblog). Its not that I have anything to say about him really except that he wants to be able to put his name into google and find it somewhere.!
Bon weekend everyone.!