Thursday, 18 October 2012

A Marble Memorial, a Roof & a Rail

"The Chattri" :- The Chattri is a memorial dedicated to the Indian soldiers who fought on the Western Front during the First World War. I find it extremely sad that a memorial such as this should be situated in such a remote position on the edge of Brighton (England) and that many people have not even heard of it let alone know it's whereabouts or have visited it. It's located above Patcham (a suburb of Brighton) on the South Downs 500 feet (150 m) above the city. The only way to it is by traversing several farmers fields via a bridleway. I parked my car as near to t as I could and had to walk a good 20 minutes before I caught sight of it. One of the fields was full of young Bull calf's and it was quite unnerving trying to get to get there. Some of the Indian soldiers who fought for the British Empire were cremated on this spot during the First World War. The Chattri is built mainly of white marble from Sicily and has Grade II listed status.

"Way Out" :- Brighton Railway Station was designed in 1839–40. The station was considerably extended in June 1846 and the three separate roofs were replaced by an overall roof during 1882/1883. I am not sure as which date this section of roof belongs to but it's certainly mid to late 1800's. The curved glass and iron roof was renovated in 1999 and 2000. The station itself is yet another Grade II listed building within Brighton (England). Brighton Station is the eighth-busiest station outside of London with an estimated 14.493 million people passing through it a year.

"Wild Beyond" :- Wild weeds and flowers grow up around the old iron railings that protect people like you and me from falling over the edge of the cliff at Saltdean (England). The rails themselves are painted with a turquoise color that's become synonymous with Brighton and the surrounding area.

All Photography © Justin Hill