Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Wreckage, Coffee Republic and Ancient Graveyard

"Wreckage" :- Here's an image that shows you exactly why you shouldn't go swimming anywhere near the ruins of the West Pier in Brighton on the south coast of England. The unusually low tide exposed various parts of the pier that are normally covered by the English Channel. They are rusty (obviously), sharp and very jagged. I was amazed to find this large section right on the waters edge, exposed to the last hour of sunlight late on Friday afternoon (15th Nov 2013). The entire area is littered with fragments of the pier.

"Coffee Republic" :- This huge and elegant looking building is situated at the bottom of West Street in the coastal seaside resort of Brighton in England. The area is more well known for its clubs and bars but the road and buildings have a rich and fascinating history. By the 16th Century West Street was fully developed but only one of the buildings from that period still exists. Many of the 'newer' buildings are from the Georgian and Victorian period plus a few modern monstrosities that I shall neatly gloss over.

"Ancient Graveyard" :- An overgrown graveyard thick and lush with greenery and sunlight. It's situated in the village of Southease between the towns of Lewes and Newhaven in Sussex. It belongs to the St Peter's Church which has over a thousand years of history! Inside the church itself you'll see 13th century wall paintings which were discovered and uncovered in 1934 - 35. The church also has Norman windows, a 14th century door, a 16th century porch, an Elizabethan altar table, and Jacobean altar rail, pulpit and pews. It's not often you get to walk around serious history like that!

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