Saturday, 1 February 2014

Cinema This Way, Angel of Peace and Waiting For Tonight

"Cinema This Way" :- Not the most glamorous of entrances is it! The cinema at Brighton Marina is tucked around the back and nestled in among a couple of multi storey car parks. It's one giant, concrete nightmare of a design. nothing aesthetically pleasing meets the eye. It's damp, cold, often windy and very very bland. This scene caught my eye as I made my way back to the car. I loved the way a few badly placed words painted on the wall were trying to "big it up" and glamourise what was obviously about as far removed from the world of glamour as you can get. "ROMANTIC MEAL" and "FASHION" sit over a (very pungent) car park doorway whilst an obligatory abandoned shopping trolley blocks half the wind tunnel that is the pedestrian walkway to Cineworld.

"Angel of Peace" :- This is a shot of The Peace Statue situated on the seafront promenade. It's position is actually between Brunswick Lawns and the Esplanade opposite Brunswick Terrace and it sits directly on the boundary between Brighton and Hove. It's a Monument to Edward VII ( King from 1901 until his death in 1910) and is now listed as Grade II status. It was officially unveiled to the public on 12/10/1912 and was sculpted by Newbury Abbot Trent.

"Waiting For Tonight" :- Low tide and sunset coincide once again to create a wonderful vista and seascape at Ovingdean Gap on the outskirts of the city of Brighton which is situated on the south coast of England. Seaweed encrusted chalk beds and rocks glisten in the golden half light as they patiently wait for the sea to return. It's quiet down here away from the traffic and far from the hustle and bustle of the famous and historical seaside resort. Nobody jostling their way through the streets or bumping into you because they are far "too busy" gazing into their smartphone instead of looking where they are going. Just the gentle lapping of water mixing with a cool breeze and a dying sun. Perfection.

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