Saturday, 13 October 2012

Cityscape, Divided by Light & an Electric Chair!

"Skyline":- The city of Brighton sits on the south coast of England overlooking the English Channel. It's humble beginnings started out as an ancient settlement and then it grew into a small fishing village called Brighthelmstone. During the 18th century t became known as a health resort and became a destination for day-trippers from London after the arrival of the railway in 1841. On 15 October 2004, Brighton and Hove was granted Fairtrade City Status and now has a population of somewhere in the region of 480,000.

This is a shot of Ship Street in Brighton (England). At the far end of the road you can just about make out a lamp post on the promenade, beyond that you'll find salt water in vast quantities as that's the English Channel. I don't know much about the history of Ship Street but I do know that it's name derives from the "Old Ship Inn" which is down the far end (virtually opposite that lamp post that I mentioned) and is now a hotel. The inn existed in the 1700's so I am guessing that the street itself was constructed somewhere from the mid 1700's onward.

"Neon Bench" :- This is the highly unusual and fascnating seating provided at Brighton Marina on the south coast of England. Once the daylight fades and the night starts to take over the seating glows with an iridescent neon blue light. To be honest I find that the benches themselves are very uncomfortable to rest on but they look great!

All Photography © Justin Hill