Sunday, 23 February 2014

Shadows From The West, Barrels & Crates and Beneath the Bell-Arundel Screen

"Shadows From The West" :- Unless you remember it from the Brighton of the 1970's it's hard to imagine just what these giant iron post used to support. Now they look like some surreal beach sculpture but they once held aloft the decking and boards of a very fine pier. It was built in 1866 by Eugenius Birch and is one of only two Grade I listed piers in the UK ... not that there's much left of it!

"Barrels & Crates" :- Shot on the lower promenade on Brighton beach. Several beer barrels waiting to be removed and replaced sit near one of the many beach bars. The old Victorian arches used to hold fishing boats and nets but have now been turned into cafe's, bars, souvenir shops and art galleries.

"Beneath the Bell-Arundel Screen" :- Chichester Cathedral is a truly stunning and ancient building. It's hard to get your head around the fact that it's been a place of worship for 900 years. The building of it commenced in 1076 (a whole ten years before the Domesday Book was completed). One of its most attractive and beautiful sections is the Bell-Arundel Screen which was constructed sometime during the early 15th century. The stonework is exquisite. For some unknown reason he Victorians decided to remove it in 1859 but it was (thankfully) put back in its original place in 1961. This image was taken underneath the screen, I love the golden glow of the stone.

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