Erith, the Riverside Pool.
The Riverside pool of Erith is located in the Borough of Bexley, south east of London. The leisure complex was erected on the former site of a lido that was built in 1907 and served the community until 1967 when it was demolished and replaced with indoor facilities.
Any charm that the pool may have once had has been kicked in and smashed into thousands of shards of glass and debris left strewn across the desiccated pool floor. The graffiti and tagging that you would normally come across in a place like this is nearly absent, instead random alphabet letters have been scrawled over distraught walls and empty poolside lockers. The offenders had probably exhausted all the scribbles they could muster of 'fucks' and 'cunts' out in some other building in the area.
Depressing doesn't even begin to cover it.
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