Sunday, 13 July 2014

Blue Door, Balcony & Organ and Split Infinity

"Blue Door" :_ This tight and narrow little lane connects Polkirt Hill with the West Wharf in Mevagissey, a Cornish fishing port and village in England, United Kingdom. As with many of these old historical fishing villages tourism has overtaken and become the main income and industry. A vast majority of the village is narrow streets and roads and it's rumoured that the village was constructed like this so that the many smugglers that frequented the place could outwit the excise men and make their getaway! In the 17th century smuggling and privatering were major sources of income and a way of life in Mevagissey.

"Balcony & Organ" :- Quite something isn't it! This is the exquisite and very beautiful interior of St John the Baptist's Church in the Kemptown area of Brighton. After restrictions on Catholic worship were removed in the early 19th Century it was the first Roman Catholic church built in Brighton. Its construction was funded by Maria Fitzherbert and completed in 1834. Fitzherbert's is a name that's synonymous wth Brighton as she began a relationship with the Prince Regent (and secretly married him in 1785 in a ceremony which was illegal according to the Act of Settlement 1701 and the Royal Marriages Act 1772). Two years after the completion of St John the Baptist's Maria Fitzherbert died and is buried at the church. A stone plaque to Maria (above the vault where she is buried) is set in the wood of the central aisle and simply reads

“Maria Fitzherbert 1756-1837 RIP”

St John the Baptist's Church is a Grade II listed building.

"Split Infinity" :- A shot of Brighton beach as seen from the Kemptown end of the city near the Volks Railway Black Rock Station. The wierd looking metallic fish tail is actually a Millennium Cycle Route milepost, there are a few of them strategically located along the length od Brighton's seafront. I just happened to be walking past with my camera just as the sun burst through a break in the cloud. Everything seemed to fall in place and it felt like I was being begged to take the I did.

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