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From sweets to cars – Hastings 1978 and 2014

What has happened on Alexandra Road in St Leonards-on-Sea, just up from Warrior Square Station in Hastings, UK? Is it more upper class area now? The large billboard displays candy bar, gum and sunblock cream in June 1978. In October 2014 the commercial message … Continue reading

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Hastings Pier (UK) 1978

Hastings pier in the south coast of England has seen a lot. It was built in 1872. It flourished during late Victorian era.  It was first time destroyed by fire in 1917. It’s prime time was in 1930’s. Rolling Stones had a … Continue reading

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Early morning in London 1978

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One more chapter – in random order – to my interrail story from 1978, now from London. (Here you can find Isle of Skye and Paris.) The train arrived from Scotland to King’s Cross. That very early morning in July 1978 … Continue reading

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Isle of Skye 1978

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The most western large island of Scotland, Isle of Skye and there the village of Uig  was my utmost destination during my interrail and hitchhike trip in summer 1978. I planned to spend the night in the youth hostel of … Continue reading

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Travelling in Europe 1978, and about now

I was interrailing and hitchhiking in Europe in 1978. I recently scanned some of the slides I took during the trip and wondered if could I find the same locations today. And I found, with the help of Google street view. … Continue reading

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Wandering on the cliffs of Beachy Head

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The white chalk cliffs at southern England are breathtaking. Beachy Head in East Sussex is the highest of all, reaching over 160 meters. There are two lighthouses. The one in the main picture is 43 meters high and started operation … Continue reading

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