Showing posts with label Laindon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laindon. Show all posts

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Five Links Memories

Just a quick post today with a short video I put together while I was visiting Essex over the New Year.  Friends of mine on Facebook have probably already seen it, but here it is again - this time on YouTube.

I grew up on the Five Links Estate in Laindon from 1977 to 2002 (Handley Green), although it has a bit of a reputation these days, it was, and always will be my home.  With each visit something else changes, so I have created this little montage as a reminder of what the estate looks like now.  I might do another one in a few years time so I can compare how much has changed.

It's sad that Brendon, Handley Green and Laindon Link no longer exist by name, and I am sure it'll only be a matter of time before the remaining 'links' ; Newberry Side, Mellow Purgess and Somercotes cease to exist.  Laindon as a whole is changing so much (and not for the better may I just add).

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Stuart's Panoramic World 1 - Laindon, Five Links Estate

I'm going to start yet another new regular feature here on the Captain's Blog.  I plan to merge my "Stuart Wilson's Panoramic World" website with this blog, so expect to find some interactive 3D panoramas popping up here every now and then for you to look at.
I love 3D panoramas as they are a wonderful way of preserving a single point in time, allowing the user to see all around, as if they are actually standing there.  In fact, I am amazed there are not more of them available on the web considering that most cameras and mobile phones have the ability to take these photos now. 
Consider these to be ones that the Google Street View camera can't reach!

Use your mouse (or cursor keys) to look.  Your mouse wheel allows you to zoom in and out.

Location : Laindon, Essex, England

Date : 3rd January 2013

Camera : Fujifilm HS30 EXR

Notes : Five Links Estate (Handley Green - Now Beeston Courts).  My old home.

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