Uni: A Plymouth Hoe Panorama, Plymouth, Devon - 7th May 1986

This is one of several similar attempts at getting a panorama of Plymouth Hoe, as taken from the top of Smeaton's Tower (the iconic former Eddystone lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe). It was the days before digital cameras which auto-stitch such scenes together without effort, where the final version would be painstakingly constructed by "cutting and shutting" photos together (over a lightbox in the Fly offices, to see where they should line up). This scanned version is much the same, with chunks of scanned image stiched together by hand with very little adjustment (to preserve the original flavour). The original of this proudly hung on the wall of the student flat for ages. There are also a few other random photos from around Plymouth, and the entire set of individual shots is presented for the sake of completeness and explanation

next album: Uni: The Plymouth Polytechnic Satique Project, Salcombe and Plymouth - 10th May 1986
previous album: Uni: A Student Booze Cruise, Plymouth Sound, Devon - 2nd May 1986

A panorama of Plymouth Sound and the Hoe (916kb, 6000px wide image)

A friend of Dai Edwards plays accordion in the SU bar

The familiar sight of the tramp whose whole life was in his rucksack and trolley

The Plymouth tramp heads off to the Mayflower Street underpass

Capn's Jasper's baked potato stall, outside the Fish Market on the Barbican

Plymouth Sound and the tip of Drakes Island

Drakes Island and the Rame Peninsula

The River Tamar

West Hoe

West Hoe and Devonport (in the background)

Hoe Drive and the Grand Hotel

Hoe Drive, and Drake's Memorial

Plymouth Hoe and the War Memorial

War Memorial, The Civic Centre and the Holiday Inn

Another memorial, and Plymouth Polytechnic's Science Block visible in the background

More Hoe Drive

The end of the Hoe

The Citadel

More of the Citadel and Madeira Drive

The Citadel, Madeira Drive and Plymstock in the background

Plymouth Sound and the Mountbatten Centre

The Mountbatten Centre and the swimming steps on the Hoe front

Plymouth Sound

Out to Plymouth Sound and the end of the Breakwater

A blurry night-time Barbican

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A panorama of Plymouth Sound and the Hoe (916kb, 6000px wide image)