Angela Scanlon loves to be beside the seaside

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The TV presenter spends a day in Margate doing what she loves best – exploring new places and capturing special moments with her Xperia X from Sony

As a TV presenter, Angela Scanlon’s job takes her to some of the most glamorous places in the world – a bonus for someone who loves travelling and capturing her adventures on camera. “When I travel I tend to spend my whole life on my phone taking pictures,” says Angela.

But when it comes to her own time, the Robot Wars co-host and One Show presenter prefers exploring more unusual destinations. So when she wanted to escape from London for a day, Angela chose a classic English seaside experience – with a twist.

The holiday town of Margate in Kent has enjoyed a recent revival, helped last year by the reopening of Dreamland, the UK’s oldest amusement park. The Twenties attraction has been reimagined as a retro-kitsch delight with rides including Seventies-themed dodgems and a Grade-II listed scenic railway – the oldest roller-coaster in the UK.

The very best pictures are those that capture the energy of the moment. This phone gets it instantlyAngela Scanlon

“Dreamland is just an explosion of colours and so everywhere you look is a photo opportunity,” says Angela, who captured the day on her Sony Xperia X. “I spent my morning taking pictures of a really special place,” she says.

As someone who loves experiencing new things, Angela found her X moment in the Roller Room, where she pulled on her rainbow skates and tried out the retro roller disco.

“I did fall once – but I didn’t break anything so that’s a bonus,” she laughs. Even if Angela wasn’t steady on her feet, the Xperia X’s Hybrid Autofocus meant she still captured the action on the rink perfectly.

“The very best pictures are those that capture the energy of the moment and so often it’s difficult to get that. This phone gets it instantly. It’s really crisp, it’s really clear – and it’s there on your mantelpiece forever.”

After Dreamland, there was time for a traditional seaside treat – homemade ice cream at Melt Gelato – before exploring Fort Road Yard, a vintage treasure trove where the mix of antique furniture and modern graffiti provided more spontaneous photo opportunities – and more chances to turn fleeting moments into lasting memories.

Angela captures her X moments in Margate

 

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