Mike Funnell (see ‘More Art No No than Nouveau’ April 8) is most fortunate in that, on the occasion of his weekly promenade, he encountered the dark ugly ‘bunker’ now surmounting our pier.
His good fortune is comparative because I happen to live in constant sight of the monstrosity.
In daily view of the hideous, colourless, grotesque abomination which offends the eye and depresses the spirit. And, to complete the picture, we have what appears to be a collection of garden sheds.
I do not include the excellent refurbishment of the original structure at the entrance to the pier.
And I am aware that current funding may not provide for proposed further improvements.
But, at this stage, colour should not have been sacrificed.
Where are the bright, vibrant colours traditionally associated with public attractions?
In concert with Mike Funnell, I also feel saddened for Simon Opie who has to see his superhuman effort thus crowned.
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