Monday, 4 November 2013

Beneath the Prom, Run Its Course and Glow of the Eve

"Beneath the Prom" :- An unconventional and highly different view of the famous Pier in the seaside resort of Brighton on the south coast of England. There's a dark and dingy section of the lower promenade that runs underneath the pier itself. It's very grim and gloomy and (without going into too detail) also an assault on one's olfactory senses. I like this image because it's somehow managed to catch the cold and unwelcoming feel of the dark promenade which is in stark contrast to the bright, colourful and sunny Pier and beach.

"Run Its Course" :- The pitch and putt mini golf course at Rottingdean sits silent and empty. Devoid of life and laughter with not a single "Thwack" to be heard. For as long as I can remember this little course has been providing entertainment and great afternoons out for so many. It was in such a wonderful setting too, just 2 miles from Brighton and right by the famous windmill with views looking out over the English Channel. The lease expired and the course closed and it breaks my heart to see it empty and not in use. Just to twist the knife that little bit further Brighton Council (disastrously run by the Green Party) sent a council worker to fill the holes on the greens in with concrete to prevent anyone from playing with their own clubs and balls. Not a very green thing to do was it. The course was up for tender but currently still stands empty.

"Glow of the Eve" :- This is the very mundane and unattractive pedestrian ramped walkway that leads from the Brighton Marina to the seafront promenade and beach at Kemp Town. Some designs baffle me. I fail to see why everything has to be so hard and grey all the time. Ugly and oppressive. Seemingly made like that to suck the living life out of you and keep you in a permanent state of despair. However , Mother Nature does try to soften things from time to time and i managed to capture the glow of the sunset bouncing off the garishly blue panels.

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