Isle of Wight

Places I have visited on the Isle of Wight.

The Jetty

The Jetty

The Jetty

 

This picture was taken on a cold December morning 2014 just outside Ryde along the coast towards Fishbourne.  This little cove is quite beautiful and surrounded by woodland.  When the tide goes out you can see the relics of an old wooden jetty popping up and on a clear day you have a good view of Portsmouth with a constant stream of passing ships from all over the world.

 

Royal York Hotel, Ryde

 The Royal York Hotel

At one time the Art Deco styling of this abandoned hotel would have been the height of fashion – but now the building stands as a crumbling monument to another era.

Built in 1938, the deserted Royal York Hotel in Ryde, Isle of Wight quickly became a popular destination for high-society holiday-makers but was forced to close in 2006 due to a dwindling number of guests. Today the hotel stands ruined and abandoned, but retaining the same period features that made it popular.

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Osborne House Potting Shed

Osborne House Potting Shed
Osborne House Potting Shed

 

I came across this lovely building (The Potting Shed) in the walled gardens of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.

Osborne House, the late Queen Victoria’s Summer Retreat is a beautiful house to visit and the gardens are magnificent.  Also at the far end of the gardens is  the Swiss Chalet which was built for Victoria and Albert’s children, which I found very fascinating especially the little collections of fossils and natural history artefacts collected by Albert.