Thursday, 3 July 2014

Submerged Chalkbed, Bright Flight and Brewery Barrels

"Submerged Chalkbed" :- It's not often that you get to see the sea this clear & tropical looking from the beach of Brighton (Sussex, England). We've been having some very nice, sunny and hot weather lately and it seems to have done everything a world of good. Usually the water here is dark, brooding, cold, murky and not at all inviting so I was somewhat taken aback when I ventured down by the waters edge and saw just how translucent and beautiful it all looked. This was shot on the 23rd June 2014 just to the East of Brighton Marina.

"Bright Flight" :- This image was shot under the far eastern end of the old 1890's built Madeira Terrace situated on Madeira Drive on Brighton seafront, England. The terrace runs for almost 3,000 feet (914.4 meters) from the Aquarium Terrace all the way along to Duke's Mound and is just 25 feet in width. It's constructed entirely of cast iron columns with intricate lattice work connecting them. On the outside iron faces of Neptune and Aphrodite approriately stare out to sea. This was shot mid morning just as the sunlight was flooding down sairwell and illuminating the huge flight of stairs.

"Brewery Barrels" :- This is the famous Harveys Brewery in the ancient and historical town of Lewes in Sussex, England. It was founded in 1790, is the oldest independent brewery in Sussex, is still owned by the Harvey family (after an incredible eight generations) and has been providing us with fine beers and ales for over 200 years! Tours of the brewery can be made but you have to be patient as there is a two year waiting list of people wanting to look around. Harveys are also insrumental in bringing back the use of the horse drawn dray to deliver their beer barrels around Lewes as well as appearing at various events around Sussex. The dray is pulled by two Bay shire horses called Monty and Winston who each stand at 18.1 hands in height. The old brewery makes me think of Roald Dahl's "Charley and the Chocolate Factory". It has high walls with iron railings all around it and the place is obviously producing beer as you can clearly see the barrels stacked and steam and smoke about the place but I have never seen anyone going in or coming out. I like to think that deep in the heart of the Brewery there's the beer brewing equivalent of Willy Wonka surrounded by many Oompa Loompas perfecting the various ales and alcoholic beverages!

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