Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Ship Street Gardens, High Stile and Bright Rock

"Ship Street Gardens" :- Brighton is famous for so many reasons. It's full of history as well as having Georgian, Regency & Victorian architecture in every direction you care to look. It's got the Royal Pavilion and Dome, Bandstand, Victorian Pier and Seafront. The worlds oldest working Electric railway and the world's first ever Aquarium as well as The Duke of York's Cinema which is the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain. It's also famous for its old, narrow twittens and lanes. Running between Ship Street and Middle street you will dscover Ship Street Gardens, a small and tight passageway that's lined with 19th Century cottages and shops. An old map of Brighton in 1799 shows that it was then known as Middle Street Lane.

"High Stile" :- This is the jaw dropping, mind blowing, stunningly awesome view from the top of Devil's Dyke beauty spot. The Dyke itself is a 100m deep V-shaped valley located on the South Downs Way near Brighton and Hove (on the south coast of England) but looking north from the top of the Dyke and the South Downs parts of southern England are spread out below you for as far as the eye can see. The famous painter John Constable (1776-1837) described the panorama from Devil’s Dyke as 'the grandest view in the world'. It's an incredible place to visit, sit and simply take it all in.

"Bright Rock" :- Moody skies and gunmetal seas. A grey panorama stretching out in all directions with just lichen and grass on a nearby rock adding a welcome splash of colour. This is the outer harbour in the Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey. It's a very small village with a population (according to the last census in 2011) of just over 2,000. At one point the main industry was fishing but modern life has changed all that so now it's main source of income is tourism. Like a lot of Cornish coastal villages it's famed for its smuggling tales and it has been said that the tight narrow streets and layout of the village were constructed like that to impede the Revenue men when giving chase to the smugglers. It was renowned for its boat builders and the building that is now Mevagissey Museum was erected in 1745 and used to construct and repair vessels for smuggling.

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