Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Family Tree House, The Boatyard and No Brushes No Rollers

"Family Tree House" :- A shot from within the Church of St Albans (Coombe Road, Brighton, England) just days before it was demolished. Most of its interior had been stripped out and just a few things were left creating a very empty and forlorn feeling throughout. The Church was built between 1910 and 1914 and eventually closed down in November 2006. According to Wikipedia "In the city of Brighton and Hove, on the English Channel coast of Southeast England, more than 40 former places of worship—many with considerable architectural or townscape merit—have been demolished, for reasons ranging from declining congregations to the use of unsafe building materials".

"The Boatyard" :- An early evening wander along the undercliff walk on the south coast of England turns into an eerie and unnerving adventure as darkness falls disturbingly fast. I was on a mission and aiming to be sitting firmly at a bar in a warm pub by 19:30 hrs but had armed myself with my camera knowing that I'd have a few photo opportunities along the way. This image of a boatyard was taken at the point where the undercliff walk meets with the eastern corner of Brighton Marina. The huge protective wall, cliffs and undercliff walk itself are plunged into darkness due to lack of lighting but the boatyard is floodlit throughout the night creating an odd vision of hulls and masts as you get nearer.

"No Brushes No Rollers" :- An empty and very wet Supermarket car park at the Marina in Brighton, England. Actually the shot is slightly misleading as there were many cars parked there as people did their Christmas shopping but it was so wet and cold they were all parked as near to the supermarket as possible which meant the end I was in was devoid of vehicles altogether. This shows the upper and lower roads (both called Marina Way) that leads to and from the Marina. They connect with the cliff top road of Marine Drive (A259) that eventually turns into Marine Parade as it enters Brighton itself. The bright orange lights are just above a pedestrian tunnel and walkway that lead up onto the beach promenade at Black Rock. From here it's still a 25 to 30 minute walk to the Brighton Wheel and famous Pier.

All Photography Copyright © Justin Hill