As it’s a Friday, we thought we’d share some photos from our sister site, urban75.
Here’s a selection from a winter weekend at the faded seaside resorts of Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate, on the south east coast of England.
We were very pleased with how well both cameras performed, although we missed having a long zoom on our GF-1 (we only had the superb f1.7 20mm lens).
When we were reviewing the photos afterwards, it was actually quite hard to work out which camera had been used at times, although the superiority of the GF-1 shone through in low light images.
Broadstairs became a popular watering hole for Victorian tourists after the arrival of the railway in 1863 – Charles Dickens was a famous visitor and wrote David Copperfield while staying at nearby Bleak House.
Margate, a short but bracing walk east along the coast, was a big draw for working class holidaymakers, drawn to its sandy beaches, attractions, bars and a bustling fairground.
Once one of the great English seaside towns of the 19th century, Ramsgate now has a population of around 40,000 and hosts one of the largest marinas on the English south coast.