Monday, 21 July 2014

Rungs, Reflected Window and Down the Wall

"Rungs" :- A rusty set of metal loops form a set of rungs and escape route up the sea wall. This is a beach view of a section of the undercliff walk at Saltdean on the south coast of England. The 4.5 km walkway serves as a wonderful promenade and at the same time protects the chalk cliffs from falling away. It has been said that the cliffs could erode by 0.5 metres a year if it wasn't for the sea defenses. This defense is made even more vital because there's a main coast road (the A259) that runs along the top of the cliffs. It was built between 1930 and 1933 and cost £360,000 to construct and its width fluctuates between 8 and 35 feet.

"Reflected Window" :- A low dark, moody passageway leads between a few buildings and down towards the quayside. Light spills and floods its way through until it loses its momentum and is once again consumed by the darkness. a couple of large shop windows to the left catch the reflection of the cottages on the right creating a very convincing optical illusion. The low oak beams overhead bring a slight claustrophobic feeling to it all. This was shot in Looe, a small coastal town & fishing port in south-east Cornwall, England.

"Down the Wall" :- A stone wall separates fields in the village of Ovingdean, Sussex, England. Beyond the rising hill sits the sprawling City of Brighton, to the South (left of image) is the coast and the English Channel. The village is ancient, it's mentioned and lied (twice) in the Domesday book of 1086. St Wulfran's, the village Church is 11th Century and still fully functioning. In the field on the left archaeologists found remains of a Medieval Manor house. They have since returned and a few trenches are now in the filed. I keep meaning to go down there for a look around and chat to a few of them as they dig. I have heard a rumour that the dig has become 'complicated' due to various layers from different periods being discovered. It all sounds very intriguing to me!

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