My Dog Sighs, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016

367. Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare (1)

On my recent day-trip to Weston-super-Mare, I felt compelled to visit the Tropicana, site of Banksy’s very successful Dismaland. I never made it to the exhibition, which I deeply regret, but read a great many posts and blogs about it and felt quite well acquainted with many of the exhibits. The site now plays host to a temporary fairground, with open entry, so I decided to take a look around. Ironically it all felt rather more dismal than it might have been during the exhibition.

My Dog Sighs, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016
My Dog Sighs, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016

Going in through the entrance lobby, there are several stencils by JPS, Fawn and Pzy, which I will get round to posting soon. Once into the main area, there were several larger murals on the left hand side walls. Unfortunately these were rather obscured by heavy fairground wagons and equipment. Undeterred, I found a way round the back and snapped away. This is a beautiful piece by the excellent My Dog Sighs, and so utterly unmistakable.

My Dog Sighs, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016
My Dog Sighs, Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, August 2016

The photographs were tricky to take, because I couldn’t get any real distance from the piece. It didn’t matter though. This was another great extra surprise, because I didn’t know there was going to be anything here at all. It all comes down to wandering around, being curious and looking. I got my rewards.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

4 thoughts on “367. Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare (1)”

  1. Love eyes and my dog sighs. I still have lots of photos from Dismaland’s art exhibition that I hope to get around to writing about at some point. Do you think that WSMare has regenerated since Dismaland or is it just the same as it has always been?

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    1. I am only a rare visitor. I think it may have made a temporary difference, but I don’t think there will be many repeat visits from the kind of people who bought tickets to see a Banksy inspired event.

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