Monday, 28 October 2013

Driveway Mirror, Chichester Cross and Burgundy Road

"Driveway Mirror" :- A mirror mounted on a wooden post sits at the entrance to a concealed driveway in the village of Ovingdean, Sussex, England. It's essential too as the village road is narrow and winding and not all the through traffic is as slow as it should be. There's also the added thrill of animals to take into account as the farm is nearby so cows are sometimes herded down and through this road and riders on horseback often ride through this way too. The village has a long and interesting history attached to it as it's mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 twice and in entry one it clearly states "Households: 5 villagers. 5 smallholders. 4 slaves." which is interesting. The Village Church is still standing and in use and dates from the 11th Century.

"Chichester Cross" :- This is the famous Chichester Cross which stands at the crossroads / junction where North Street , East Street, South Street and West Street meet in the City of Chichester in West Sussex, England. There's an inscription carved into the stonework that states that the market cross was built by Edward Story who was the Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503. The dates and time in which it was built are disputed a little as others think it may have been built whilst Edward IV (28 April 1442 – 9 April 1483) was on the throne. Having said that it still means that the Chichester Market Cross was constructed in the 1400's! It was nearly demolished in the 1800's but was saved when a different part of the street was widened.

"Burgundy Road" :- This is the slip road on the edge of Brighton that leads under and down Brighton Marina. It's not the most photogenic of subjects but there was something about it that made me stop on my walk and capture the shot. The colour of the road was one factor, as were the yellow and white lines, shadows and walls etc.

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