Wednesday, 11 September 2013

12th Century Artwork, Sound of Gulls and Dirt Track

"12th Century Artwork" :- Southease is a small village and civil parish that sits between the towns of Newhaven and Lewes in East Sussex, South East England. It's church (St Peter's) is one of only three in Sussex that has a Norman round tower (the others are at Lewes and Piddinghoe) and all three were built in the first half of the 12th century. One of the two bells in the tower is the third oldest in Sussex, c. 1280. In a document relating to King Edgar the Peaceful (7 August 943 – 8 July 975) it verifies that the the Church of St Peter was already in existence and therefore dates from the year 966. As you can see in this image of mine there's some ancient fading artwork on the walls. It's not as clear as the 12th Century artwork on the walls of St John the Baptist's Church in Clayton but it's still visible and you can just about make out what the artwork depicted in places. The paintings / artwork date from the 12th century and were discovered in 1934. The clearest section is on the west wall depicting Christ in Majesty with the symbols of St John and St Luke.

"Sound of Gulls" :- A more detailed image and view of the famous section of Brighton's pier on the south coast of England. Construction of the "Palace Pier" started in 1891 and it took several years of hard work (and a record £27,000 to build) before it finally opened in May 1899. The pier was given a Grade II listing on 20th August 1971. Because of the fascinating history within Brighton it means the pier itself is just one of 70 Grade II listed buildings and structures, and 1,218 listed buildings of all grades, in the city of Brighton and Hove. We have some serious history going on here!

"Dirt Track" :- Late evening on the Falmer Road and the path that connects Woodingdean to the village of Kingston and then the town of Lewes. The sky was very strange and almost alien in its appearance. I'd ventured up there to catch the sunset that I thought was going to happen but mother nature fooled me completely and put on this weird display instead.

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