The city of Plymouth, once Englandís greatest
naval seaport, has forever been subject to
change, not least in the past few years with
new vistas opening up, new buildings emerging
on the skyline and whole areas of redevelopment
underway. The Drake Circus shopping
precinct has completely changed the centre
of the city while much of the old place still
survives, if you know where to look.
Fortunately, being a local man, Lee Pengelly is
ideally suited to create a photographic
portrait of the city he knows so well. Here
he includes familiar places such as the seafront
and city centre, but also many hidden gems
both in the city and on the outskirts too.
Portrait of Plymouth contains a fascinating mix of
buildings, landscapes, people and nature all
combining to portray Plymouth today.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 816 8, hardback, 214x230mm. Published April 2009.