Sunday, 29 December 2013

Ornate Doorway, Stone Artistry and Along the Beach

"Ornate Doorway" :- From the late 1700's to the early 1800's Brighton saw a magnificent structure rise and take shape. Starting of life as a reasonably modest farmhouse it soon began to grow as various designers added their ideas and extensions to it. Between 1815 and 1822 the designer John Nash redesigned it and greatly extended it once again until it looked like the Royal Pavilion that's become so very famous today. This is one of the ornate doors that's set into a wall on Church Street that's part of the Pavilion and Dome complex.

"Stone Artistry" :- An interior shot of Chichester's mighty and very beautiful Cathedral. The Cathedral was founded in 1075 but the "bridge" section you see in this image is an early 15th century screen known as the "Bell-Arundel Screen". It was removed in 1859 but was thankfully restored to its original place in 1961 as a memorial to Bishop Bell. t amazes me that these incredible Cathedrals throughout Europe were built without computer aided technology or heavy machinery. They were a labour of love and took 100's of years to complete. The stonework and artistry is exquisite.

"Along the Beach" :- A dramatic and quite surreal view of the cliffs and undercliff walk that runs for 4.02 kilometers (2.5 miles) from Brighton Marina all the way along to Saltdean. It's quite a barren and alien landscape from here as no structures or buildings can be seen at all apart from the sea wall itself and the odd set of steps that lead down to the beach. This is the way I often walk into town and I'll be walking this way once again later on today. This image is looking East and was taken from the Eastern protective arm of the Marina itself.

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