Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Emerald, Flat World and Blenheim House

"Emerald" :- I shot this nearly two years ago on the 29th May 2012 and it's been on file ever since, today is the day I release it into the wild. Somewhere along the Falmer Road between Woodingdean and the village of Falmer there's a footpath that you can take that leads you up and over the downs towards the village of Kingston. The path is known as the "South Downs Way" and it winds along, dips and rises through a very rural and picturesque part of Sussex, England. The greenery is lush and vibrant and the scenery is wonderful if you have a few hours to spare to walk the route. This image was taken from the path.

"Flat World" :- Low tide on the beach at Ovingdean Gap creates a surreal and alien landscape. No manmade structures. No vehicles, boats or planes. No evidence of life whatsoever. Just a flat, open space with a few rocks in the foreground and nothing more. The only thing that tells you this was shot on Earth is the one thing that makes us unique (as far as we know). Water. Vast expanses of deep water. Tides pullng in and out, rising and falling. It makes us stand out above all other planets we've so far discovered. But we never know what's around the corner...

"Blenheim House" :- English Heritage have awarded this building Grade II status. Like much of Brighton's buildings and architecture there's a lot of history attached. Building around the Old Steine in Brighton started in 1760 and continued throughout the 19th century. Blenheim House was one of the earlier buildings constructed and it was once used and known as "The Albany School for Girls". Somewhere around 1875/76 the building underwent a complete rebuild by a firm called "Clayton & Black". The firm then went on to extended the Brighton Friends Meeting House (built for the Quakers) and also redesigned and extended the famous Theatre Royal in New Road. The company slowly rebuilt parts of Brighton and also created a lot of buildings that are famous in their own right including The Duke of York's Picture House which is still the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain.

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