Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Distant City, A Resident of Stanmer and Closed Shut

"Distant City" :- This image was taken high up on the cliffs at Ovingdean Gap looking towards the sprawling seaside resort and city that is Brighton on the south coast of England. You can clearly see a red double-decker bus heading in towards the city on Marine Drive (A259) which is the main coast road. Just to the left of that at the foot of the cliffs you should be able to make out the 1930's built undercliff walk that runs 5.63 kilometers or 3.5 miles between Saltdean and Brighton itself. On the far right, slightly raised up on the hill you can see the famous Roedean Independent Boarding School for Girls. Beyond that jutting out into the English Channel is Brighton Marina and the other side of that is Brighton itself.

"A Resident of Stanmer" :- Stanmer Park is situated "next door" to the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. It's a nature reserve that dates back centuries and even has its own village located at the back of the park. Stanmer House (you can just see part of it on the far left) was built in 1722 and the park would have been the private estate of the house. The park itself is now registered at Grade II level under the National Heritage Act 1983.

"Closed Shut" :- An old Teak wood house stands empty and locked up within the city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The architecture is simple with no frills. The houses there are built to serve their purpose and nothing more. Inside they are basic with hard floors and very little furniture. At first it was all a bit of a shock to the system but I soon grew used to it and felt pretty much at home whenever we visited friends etc.

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