Wednesday, 18 August 2010
The Abandoned Dolphinarium
Opened in 1971 utilising an Olympic sized pool built in 1932, the Clacton On Sea Pier Dolphinarium entertained thousands of holiday makers and school parties with dolphin, sea lion and killer whale (yes, really) shows until it closed in 1985.
I managed to sneak in and take a few snaps, but full access was impeded by a man using the three most awful words in the English language: 'Health and Safety'. Shame, as I was only about twenty five feet away from the (very Ballardian) drained pool filled with green rainwater and cigarette butts.
Next time, I'm getting a warrant.