Thursday, 14 August 2014

Gated Stairs, Sun Terrace and Headland

"Gated Stairs" :- The undercliff walk that runs between Rottingdean and Brighton was built from 1930 to 1933 (the Saltdean extension was opened in 1935). It was an immense undertaking that used a workforce of 500 men, 13,000 tons of cement, 150,000 concrete blocks and cost £360,000. These steps at Ovingdean Gap were constructed at the same and are one of the five access points to the walk itself (the others are found at Black Rock , Roedean Cafe, Rottingdean Gap and Saltdean Gap). I use these steps all the time as this is the route I often take when walking into Brighton. If you look to the left of the image you can make out Brighton Marina in the distance which is 1.60 kilometers or 1 mile away from these steps.

"Sun Terrace" :- A moody view of the Brighton Wheel as seen from a section of the Aquarium Terrace. the terrace was originally constructed in 1874 and was then extended a couple of years later in 1876. It still has many of the original features and lamp fittings. The Brighton Wheel was installed on the seafront near the pier in October 2011 and is due to be removed sometime in 2016. The wheel is 45 metres (148 ft) in diameter and has a maximum height of 50 metres (160 ft) above sea level.

"Headland" :- It's a very famous beauty spot that's featured in many films, TV programs and music videos. Whenever it's photographed or filmed it's usually from an aircraft looking directly towards its cliff face of from high up on the cliffs themselves with their dramatic drop and nausea inducing views that make you want to hang on to things. The cliffs are often wrongly titled or mistaken for the White Cliffs of Dover in various images. This is Beachy Head as seen from Eastbourne beach. It's the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres (531 ft) above sea level.

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