Great Yarmouth is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located 20 miles east of Norwich, about an hours drive from Norwich city. I was often told that the town could be dangerous at night and thus discouraged from visiting the town.
A Chinese uncle who lives there had invited me to his house one day, and knowing that I’m a student photographer who specialises in landscape photography, he was generous enough to drive me around to see some of the locations around the town.
Great Yarmouth, in a way, is a little unlike Cromer or Sheringham. The shop houses along Regent Road feels more British, more neighbourhood than the other coastal towns. Strolling along the Marine Parade, exploring and capturing scenes of the pier and the rest of the coastal area. Up the Ferris wheel, I went, and in awe of the beauty of the coastal line viewed from above. There seems to have something interesting at every corner, and somehow I was able to exhibit the feel of those British street photographers whose works I’ve seen in books and admired at the library, back in Singapore.
Apart from the frequent stares from the locals, probably not used to seeing Asian tourists around; it wasn’t as bad as I had initially thought. I had a pleasant time exploring Great Yarmouth.