Picture special: Torquay in lockdown

The view across the bay of the Grand Hotel looking splendid

The view across the bay of the Grand Hotel looking splendid - Credit: Stephen Coombes

#NaturallyInspiring Torquay is celebrated with this week’s photographs by Stephen Coombes.

A view of the Princess Theatre which overlooks the harbour

A view of the Princess Theatre which overlooks the harbour - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Retired bus driver Stephen, who lives in Torbay, spends a great deal of his spare time taking photographs of our #NaturallyInspiring Torbay and South Devon.

In this feature, Stephen shares the beauty of the Bay and surrounding area with Torbay Weekly readers.

Empty Streets in Torquay but what a beautiful building.

Empty Streets in Torquay but what a beautiful building - Credit: Stephen Coombes

This week, Stephen shares his images of Torquay seafront, including the Princess Theatre and outer harbour, as well as the quiet Fleet Walk and Union Street in lockdown.

Stephen would like to dedicate his pictures to the NHS frontline and support staff for all the tremendous life-saving work they are doing. Our Heroes.

Union Street empty. A sign of the times

Union Street empty. A sign of the times - Credit: Stephen Coombes

Torquay’s outer harbour

Torquay’s outer harbour - Credit: Stephen Coombes

The curved pedestrian foot bridge to Torre Abbey beach

The pedestrian foot bridge to Torre Abbey beach - Credit: Submitted

An empty Fleet Walk with most shops closed of course.

An empty Fleet Walk with most shops closed of course. - Credit: Submitted