Monday, 14 October 2013

Hotel Corridor Day, Three Faces and Glimmer

"Hotel Corridor Day" :- Even the most mundane and unnoteworthy subjects and places can make for interesting images if treated the right way. I found myself having to spend an unplanned day or two in Hennef / Sieg (a town in the Rhein-Sieg district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) and managed (at short notice) to get a room at the Hotel Johnel. After spending an hour or so of flicking through channel after channel of German TV I decided to grab the camera and search for the more visual. As I stepped out of the room and turned to lock the door (why do all Hotels use giant key fobs that don't fit in any of your pockets?) this was the moody but fascinating view of the corridor that was waiting for me. Needless to say before I knew what i was doing I had set up the camera & tripod and was busying myself capturing the scene.

"Three Faces" :- The famous Victorian terrace, wrought iron arches and railings have stood on Madeira Drive since 1890. They are an iconic part of Brighton (along with its pier, pavilion and regency architecture) and have featured in many films and TV programs. The terrace itself is 864.718 meters (2,837 feet) in length from the Aquarium (Sea Life Center) to Duke's Mound and is just 7.62 meters (25 feet) wide. Unfortunately the terrace is often overlooked and taken for granted by many of Brighton's residents but I think the entire structure is beautiful and a testament to the Victorian age.

"Glimmer" :- A serene and calm English Channel reflects the equally serene pier on Brighton's seafront, England. It was a warm and balmy evening that carried with it a stillness in the air that is seldom experienced. The sounds and chatter from the pier drifted across the water to the shoreline and clambered up the pebbled beach towards the raised promenade. The divide between sea and sky was hard to differentiate as both tried their hardest to match each other and confuse the day on its way out. This is Brighton as it was meant to be seen.

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