Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Pillar to Post, Trunk & Field and General Smith

"Pillar to Post" :- Shot on Brighton beach (Sussex, England) on the 15th November 2013. The sun had gone down and the last remaining light of the day was fading fast. Everything was either in silhouette or covered in a wonderful electric blue haze which n turn made the remains of the old West Pier (built in 1866) look as beautiful as ever.

"Trunk & Field" :- This is the beautiful and picturesque "Hogcroft Field" in the ancient village of Ovingdean which is located just a few miles East of Brighton, England. The field is primarily used for horses but many centuries ago it was the site of a medieval manor house as its remains were discovered there when archaeologists were given permission to dig there. The archaeologists have now returned and several trenches have once again been dug in an attempt to find out more about what was once there. I have tried several times to go down and see what they've discovered but on each occasion I have missed the archaeologists and found an empty field with a few trenches roped off. The village of Ovingdean has a couple of entries in the Domesday Book which was compiled and written in 1086. Right now there are plans to build a housing estate on one of the fields in the village and we need all the help and support we can muster to stop this from happening. If you so wish you can help us by signing the petition against the development here : Save Our Deans

"General Smith" :- This couldn't look any more English if it tried! This is "Glynde Forge", a traditional Blacksmiths in the village of Glynde in East Sussex, England. The forge was built in 1907 and still has its hand pumped bellows and working coke hearths! I love the giant wooden horseshoe that frames the open doorway and entrance to the forge. It's a throwback to the days before technology and when life was at a far slower and more pleasant pace. A picture of rural perfection.

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