Thursday, 22 August 2013

Consumed, Steine Fountain and Level 1

"Consumed" :- The unmistakable Victorian iron railings of Brighton seafront (England). This section is overgrown slightly as it's near an area called Duke's Mound which has a lot of shrubs and undergrowth. The ivy has slowly crept its way up and long and is attempting to add nature's touch to all in its way.

"Steine Fountain" :- The Victoria Fountain sits in the middle of the gardens in the Old Steine, Brighton, England. It's thirty-two feet in height and sits on rocks in a large cast-iron pool with decorated rim. The rocks themselves has an interesting and ancient history. In 1823 some workers were digging a trench at the Old Steine and discovered some Sarsen stones (sandstone blocks which are the post-glacial remains of a cap of tertiary silcrete) it was these very Sarsen stones that they placed in the center of the fountain which support the support the three intertwined dolphins. The Victoria Fountain was inaugurated on 25 May 1846 and is now a Grade II listed structure as it is felt to be nationally important and of special interest. The fountain was designed by British architect Amon Henry Wilds and the dolphins were sculpted by William Pepper.

"Level 1" :- Pedestrian subways and car parks always seem to exude a feeling of unease and dread ... they also smell much the same too. This is a capture of the highly unattractive way to the Churchill 2 Level 1 parking bays situated at the back of Brighton's Churchill Square shopping Center (England). Bottle necked and tight with no way to see what or who's around the corner or who's behind you, even in broad daylight I felt unsafe whilst grabbing the image. This view makes me think of being on a ship. It's all stairs and pipes and closed doors. I long for an architect to come along and reinvent modern architecture, we are in need of some aesthetically pleasing buildings and could really do with some new car park designs that don't make you feel like you're taking your life in your hands each and every time you park there.

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