Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Marlborough House, River & Sea and Fluorescence

"Marlborough House" :- This is yet another Grade I listed building in the heart of Brighton on the south coast of England. Marlborough House is located at 54, Old Steine and is one of the few original buildings in that area still standing. It was built as a mansion for Samuel Shergold (a local hotelier) somewhere around 1765. Shergold then sold it to the Duke of Marlborough who then went on to sell it to William Gerard Hamilton in 1786 who had the building altered to a Georgian design by Robert Adam.

"River & Sea" :- The title says it all really. I was standing right at the point where the River Cuckmere flows into and meets the English Channel at Cuckmere Haven on the south coast of England. The cliffs rise off into the distance and then take a dip at Birling Gap before becoming the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level at Beachy Head near Eastbourne. Cuckmere Haven is such a picturesque and beautiful place to visit and the beach and cliffs that you see in this image have appeared on TV and in many films over the years.

"Fluorescence" :- At the Aquarium (Sea Life Centre) end of the Victorian Terrace (built in 1890) you'll come across Terraces Bar & Grill ( During the day it goes unnoticed, blending in with all around as it overlooks the promenade, Brighton wheel, pier and sea. Once darkness falls it's a completely different story as the restaurant becomes a neon mass of colours casting its light in all directions. This shot was captured looking down the ramp that was built to provide easier access for wheelchairs and pushchairs as well as being seen as a handy skateboarders and roller skaters playground!

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