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Kent Coast and Landscape Photography

Christmas lights!

A selection of photographs from this years Christmas decorations from Canterbury, Faversham and Ramsgate Marina.

As I have been supplying images for calendars recently I thought it would be a good idea to shoot some festive images for next years designs. These images were all taken in December 2019 during the blue hour which would show the lights off at their best.

  • Canterbury

I live in Canterbury so you would have thought I’d get these images easily. However, the crowds of shoppers at this time of the year made shooting in Mercery Lane near impossible so that one required an early Sunday start!

Mercery Lane on a quiet Sunday morning. This view is far too busy in the late afternoon at Christmas!
The meeting of Guildhall and Sun Street. Along with the festive lights, there is a snowy window display too in case the time of year was not obvious enough..!
Westgate Towers nicely illuminated at dusk. Most cars turn left here so I was pleased to capture one of the few heading straight, creating a trail to follow through the arch.
The Marlowe Theatre with its multicoloured lighting display as an accompaniment to its huge Christmas tree.
  • Faversham

I was due to go into The Refinery to restock my greeting cards anyway so it made sense to shoot some Christmas lights here too. I was lucky that there was a light shower just before shooting which reflected the lights nicely on the town centre streets.

The Sun Inn on West Street, Faversham
Looking up West Street at dusk. These colourful buildings are great.
The festive view outside the Royal Cinema in Faversham town centre.
  • Ramsgate

The illuminations at Ramsgate Marina in aid of the RNLI have been going for years but I had never made it over to see them. If I get sunsets like this every time I’ll go every year..!

The illuminated boats of Ramsgate Royal Marina looking splendid under a dramatic sky.

Thanks and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my 2019 Christmas pictures 🙂

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