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Trespassing the Future by Adam, Tøm, GYØ Daryl

February 13th, 2008 3:56 PM / Location: 52.591019,1.7356413

INSTRUCTIONS: Go to a place you will not be able to go to in 10 years; for instance, a place under development that will never be the same again.

We somehow managed to tresspass in the future, the past and the present during this proof...

Yarmouth in General
Pretty much anywhere in Yarmouth will be inaccessable in 10 years. It being situated right on the coastline it's directly in the firing line of Global Warming. Sea levels are predicted to rise, if the ice caps continue melting at the speed they are. Yarmouth is sunk.

See the arse shaped bit of the UK in the South East?
Yarmouth is right on the edge of it. Sunk.

So we could've just taken photo's around Yarmouth, but we wanted to go out and get tresspasing, so we hunted out some areas which will be inaccessible in a shorter timespan.

South Denes Industrial Estate coastline
This is what we found. The coastline and surrounding area around the South Denes industrial estate. Not only is it being built on via an international ferry and cargo port, the council have seen fit to allow yet more entertainment facilities on Yarmouth Coastline.

This is the first area, closest to the main seafront. It's where this Casino/Bowling/Cinema/Bingo/Pub/Restaurant/Fitness Centre will be located. Not that it'd be bad to have a good complex in Yarmouth, it's just it'll turn out terrible, and haunted by local ruffians. It is destroying an interesting strip of our coastline, which is not good. The South Denes industrial estate is surprisingly peaceful compared with the rest of Yarmouth, and mini-oasis spots are not uncommon.

It's a pity that they're building this here. It'll undoubtedly bring more tourist aimed things further down the seafront, and wreck any interesting places up there. Not good.

Secondly, the port. The area where this building work was a bit more protected than a wall with a hole in it. There's a law against photography in ports according to Adam, but hey! They haven't even started building down this end yet.

The port will stretch from here, all the way up to the end, which is the oasis-like spot pictured above. The port will be much more useful than the entertainment complex, at least this will be serving a purpose to residents and tourists alike. The company building it say there will be a 1 hour express ferry to the Hook of Holland, which would be cool.

Although it is a lot of area taken up. And they've fenced the entire area off at once, rather than section by section, ruining many chances to go walking up here to think and take photos.

On our way back down the seafront we encountered various other interesting things. Such as what looks like a demolished toilet block, there's your past trespassing for you!

We also came across lots of junk that had been left behind by demolition and the general population, including a Morrisons petrol card expiring in 2000, an asthma inhaler, and a wheel used for holding coils of wire.

All in all, it's a pity to see it get developed, but we'll sure as hell get some use out of that entertainment complex. And hey, maybe once the port is built we can go on a European road trip!

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Wellignton Pier
Wellington Pier
treesspassingthefuture 009.jpg
Nelsons coloum, GY
Pepsi bin
Opposite sides
Flood Siren
Changing rooms...
Winter Gardens roof
It needs it
Lovely view...
Stairs 2
Past tresspassing
Like this
Present Tresspassing
Or we could open it?
Old sign
No busses
Past building remnants
Global warming in the UK
South Denes Oasis

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My heart sunk with the Wellington Pier pic
posted by susy derkins on February 13th, 2008 4:08 PM

Speechless. Splanked. Snif.

posted by Haberley Mead on February 13th, 2008 4:22 PM

I had no idea how bad the waters would be... well, that's it - I'm not gonna be living in Milton Keynes come the next decade! Stafford still looks to be on dry land though...

Also, great tasking.

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posted by GYØ Katie on February 13th, 2008 4:49 PM

Wish I'd have come with you now.

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posted by Levitating Potato on February 13th, 2008 9:01 PM

I hate to criticize, as this is a really well written praxis, but where on Earth did you get your sea level rise numbers?

The third IPCC report puts the likely rise at 110 to 770 mm from 1990 to 2100. The fourth IPCC report puts it at 180 to 590 mm. A quadratic extrapolation of the past century puts the 1990-2100 rise at 280 to 340mm. In other words, you're off by over two orders of magnitude. (Data taken from Wikipedia and its references; I can provide specific links if you'd like.)

The accepted numbers are bad enough, but Yarmouth won't be underwater in any ten years. 1m/yr, or even 0.1m/yr, doesn't pass even the most cursory observation -- at that speed you could see the beaches sinking one year to the next, and there wouldn't be any need for careful measurements to prove it was happening at all.

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posted by anna one on February 13th, 2008 9:42 PM

This photo is stunning.

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posted by Tøm on February 14th, 2008 3:54 AM

LP: Seeing as I didn't know exactly how those figures would fit into the proof, I updated it to be a lot more vague.

I should have known not to get my figures from GMTV, the TV equivalent of The Sun newspaper.

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posted by Burn Unit on February 14th, 2008 7:58 AM

Fortunately the figures, one way or another, aren't critical to actually succeeding on the task at hand, since you trespassed some construction sites. Once I saw the rest of the proof, I assumed the "great yarmouth is drowning" bit was probably hyperbole. Sad to see some of these greenspaces threatened by a pleasure beach plaza. I support the concept of more pleasure beaches because I'm nothing if not pro-pleasure! But I like mine to come without hard hat zones and fences.

Really fine photos though. Also, Great Yarmouth: anyone else beginning to wonder like me if it's the inspiration for Port Foozle?

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posted by Levitating Potato on February 14th, 2008 2:05 PM

Indeed. It's a very cool completion, and I like the photography.

It just annoys me when people make up or repeat made up facts, whether they're global warming deniers or otherwise. And it especially annoys me when it happens on the side that's supposed to be actually paying attention to the science. So I figured I'd insert a few numbers based on actual data...

But yeah, please don't take hitting one of my pet peeves to mean that I think this is anything less than a fine praxis. It's well put together and I really like the pictures. Especially the Pleasure Beach Plaza.

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posted by Sombrero Guy on February 15th, 2008 10:18 AM

Oh dear. Looks like Bournemouth's sunk as well.

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posted by Stuart Camenzind on June 2nd, 2008 7:46 AM

Great photos; the one on the giant spool is remarkable.

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posted by GYØ Ben on June 19th, 2008 5:15 PM

That's a cotton reel. Tom's just small.

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posted by Tøm on June 19th, 2008 5:27 PM

I found the very same shot (minus me) on a 'truthful' postcard.