Oh take me down to Blackgang Chine where the grass is green and the girls are fine


#1

Oh won’t you please take me theeeeere.


#2

The Needles And The Damage Done


#3

Wight Lines


#4

I found school project diary about a trip to the isle of white in 1991 aged 10, it reads like a Tao Lin novel, might post it


#5

Cowes oon Is Now?


#6

If you want to take a trip to Ryde with me
We 3-wheeling in the fo’ with the gold D’s
Oh why do I live this way? (Hey, must be the money!)


#7

ahahaha oh god


#8

even reading the words Blackgang Chine made me fall down a well of nostalgia and drown in fibreglass dinosaur loveliness


#9

Remember the big slide you go down in those sand bags?


#10

continues to mellow

and the game where you shoot water cannons to fill up/knock down shit


#11

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/531f39bbe4b0c65832253b0e/t/539747b1e4b03a20a0d615e6/1458303565338/blackgang+chine+crooked+house+|+Isle+of+Wight+Milky+Way+and+Landscape+Photography


#12

i completely forgot about this. i think i nearly teared up there. basically all holidays between 4 and 10 years old featured this place (my dad’s boss let us use his holiday house there)


#13

Carisbrooke Castle in the clouds
I like to go there in my sleep


#14

Got some multicoloured sand in a vial from the needles as well


#15

Alum Chine!


#16

and make a butterfly from paint by putting it all one side of a piece of card, folding the card then opening it back out.

i’ve nearly gone fully foetal at this point


#17

Another iow anecdote, because my grandparents lived there (and the other set in India), as a kid I used to think grandparents were sent overseas for some reason


#18

the holiday house was on Totland Cliffs. Which many years later got in the news a lot because it was falling into the sea at rapid pace


#19

I think I remember @meths saying that Ticket To Ride is about a trip to Ryde


#20