Thankfully, this year's Terminalia Festival fell on a day that was blessed with bright sunshine, though the wind was still cool and sharp.
Previous walks on Terminalia have been: In 2019 a Saigon Citadel Walk and in 2020, a Saigon Canal Walk.
This one-day Festival of Psychogeography has been held every year on the 23rd of February since 2011 and brings together individuals and groups who mark the Festival of Terminus, the Roman god of boundaries and landmarks.
Nina and I were in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, UK to celebrate Terminalia by walking from the The Old Town to the Quay, via the Priory Church and we started at the top of Market Place at 11:00am promptly.
Originally the Old Town and the Quay were two separate locations, with the Old Town (Burlington) being the main area with the Quay forming the local port. More recently the two have merged to become the modern town of Bridlington.
A view through Westgate Park to The Avenue
Intriguingly named road
The official start of the walk
A view looking down Market Place in the Old Town,
Burlington as it used to be known
Pillory (replica), first placed placed here in 1636
Stocks (replica), originals also c.1636
Unintentional Christo-influenced installation
Southern Hemisphere, bathed in sunlight
Beautifully proportioned shop-fronts
(Virtual) Shop-keeper waiting for customers
Unintentional Morandi-influenced shop window-display
Bust of John Sawdon, Lord Mayor of Bridlington 1905-08
Disused drinking fountain
Bayle Gate, original gateway to the Priory.
The Church Green, Priory Church beyond
Remains of the old fencing around the Church Green
Christmas decorations, surviving into February
St. John's Burlington, Grade II listed Methodist Church
Surviving Cast-Iron Canopy on Quay Road
The arrival / departure of the train on the single line
temporarily separates the Quay from the Old Town
Repaired shrapnel damage from the Second World War
Even in February it is easy to find a bucket and spade for the beach
Plenty of multi-coloured sugar available
Modest monument to T. E. Lawrence,
unfortunately the gnomon is now missing
The Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club HQ appears ready to set sail
A view of the harbour with 'The Anchorman', 2015
keeping watch (Sculpture by Ronald Falck)
This year's walk for Terminalia 2022 has been very enjoyable and we were very lucky with the weather. Who knows where next year's walk will be? We look forward to it.
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