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Crotty Storms the Thanet Coast

Updated: June 16, 2011, 12:57 PM ET
By Kimball Taylor

Imagine the Dogtown section of Venice Beach, CA, and it's defunct amusement pier, Pacific Ocean Park, re-settled outside of London on the southeast coast of England. The landscape has completely changed, but much of the visual detritus is familiar -- the former grandeur, the ill-fated decay, the gritty potential. Chalk cliffs replace condo high rises, but like Venice Beach of the '70s, as a tourist destination Margate had known better times. In an effort to battle generational blight, ...

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